PLEASE DO NOT place recycling into sacks, Just clean off any food residue and place it loose in your green bin. Remember to squash plastic bottles replacing the lids afterwards and flatten any cardboard.

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

Refuse

Accepted

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

Rejected

  • DIY waste
  • Garden waste (see below)

Recycling

For detailed information on what you can recycle visit our household recycling page

PLEASE DO NOT place recycling into sacks, only shredded paper should be placed into a carrier bag or clear bag.

Please make sure you rinse out bottle, jars and food trays and squash any cardboard. Recycling should be clean, separated and not contain any food residue.

Accepted

  • 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)

Rejected

  • 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
  • Drinking glasses

Garden Waste – Only if subscribed

Accepted

  • 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

Rejected

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

*Only available to those on weekly black sack refuse where a sacked recycling service is available*

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.

How to dispose of face coverings

With face coverings becoming compulsory in shops and supermarkets from the 24th July more and more people will be wearing them.  If you don’t yet have a face covering there are plenty of options available to you both washable and disposable. Avoid waste by choosing to wear a washable mask.

If you are going down the disposable route it’s important you know how to dispose of them safely.

If you need to throw away a face covering or other PPE such as gloves, you should:

  • Dispose of them in the ‘black bag’ waste bin at home or at work.
  • Not put them in a recycling bin as they cannot be recycled through conventional recycling facilities.
  • Take them home – never drop them as litter.

You do not need to put them in an extra bag or delay throwing them away.

If you are running a business or organisation you should:

  • Provide bins for staff and customers to throw away their face coverings and PPE, and any other additional waste such as takeaway packaging and disposable tableware.
  • Make sure that staff and customers do not put face coverings and PPE in a recycling bin.
  • Make sure bins are emptied often.

You can read the full guidance at GOV.UK

If you want to know more about face coverings, who should wear them, who is exempt and even how to make your own read this article – Let’s talk face coverings!