What can I put in my bins?

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Change to recycling under new waste contract starting 29th June 2019

From 29 June - do not use you glass recycling box. Please put your glass recycling in your main recycling bin, and Tetra Pak cartons (used for long lasting milk, juice, soup etc) in your household waste bin. Tetra Pak can no longer be recycled in this area so instead will be sent to Newhaven Energy Recover facility with the rest of our household waste. To understand why Tetra Pak cannot be recycled click here.

What can I put in my bins?

It's important that you put the correct rubbish or recycling in the right bin.

 

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(weekly collections only)

Yes please;

  • General household waste
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Plastics that cannot be recycled
  • Tetra Pak i.e. Juice, milk and soup cartons

 

No thanks;

  • DIY waste
  • Garden waste (see below)

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For detailed information on what you can recycle click here

Yes please;

  • Glass bottles and jars (from 1st July 2019)
  • Cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Paper (including shredded
    paper in clear bags)
  • Envelopes (white and brown)
  • Telephone directories
  • Books
  • Junk mail, leaflets and circulars
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Metal lids from glass bottles and jars
  • Clean kitchen foil and foil food trays
  • Aerosols
  • Plastic bottles (remove lids
    and include for recycling)
  • Plastic food pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic film and bags (supermarket
    carrier bags)
  • Blister packs (moulded plastic
    packaging used for, batteries, small toys etc)

 

No thanks;

  • Drinks cartons (Tetra Paks)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Garden waste
  • Foil-lined plastic pouches and bags
    (crisp packets, baby and pet food pouches) 
  • Dog waste/cat litter
  • Building materials
  • Hard plastics (toys and plant pots)
  • Black refuse bags 
  • Light bulbs
  • Polystyrene
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Wood
  • Rubber
  • Ceramics
  • Sand
  • Pyrex
  • Window panes
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Drinking glasses
* only available to those on weekly black sack refuse where a sacked recycling service is available

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Glass Recycling Box

 

  • From 1st July 2019 please place your glass recycling directly into your green bin you no longer need to separate it, we will not be collecting the glass box so please re use it as a storage box in your shed or garage as one possible suggestion.

 

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(only if subscribed to the service)

Yes please;

  • Grass cuttings
  • Shrub cuttings
  • Plant cuttings
  • Flower cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Branches (up to 10cm/4in diameter only)
  • Herbivorous pet bedding i.e. Rabbit, Guinea Pigs

No thanks;

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Food waste
  • Cat litter and dog waste
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Plastics e.g. plant pots
  • Glass

 

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