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

From 29 June – do not use your 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 take a look at our beverage carton page.

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

Refuse

AcceptedRejected
General household wasteDIY waste
Food wasteGarden waste (see below)
Nappies
Plastics that cannot be recycled
Tetra Pak i.e Juice, milk and soup cartons

Recycling

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

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.

AcceptedRejected
Glass bottles and jars (from 1st July 2019) Drinks cartons (Tetra Paks)
Cardboard Bubble wrap
Newspapers Garden Waste
Cardboard egg boxesFoil-lined plastic pouches and bags (crisp packets, baby and pet food pouches)
Paper (including shredded
paper in clear bags)
Dog waste/cat litter
Envelopes (white and brown)Building materials
Telephone directoriesHard plastics (toys and plant pots)
BooksBlack refuse bags
Junk mail, leaflets and circularsLight bulbs
Food and drinks cansPolystyrene
Metal lids from glass bottles and jarsFood waste
Clean kitchen foil and foil food traysNappies
AerosolsWood
Plastic bottles (remove lids and include for recycling)Rubber
Plastic food pots, tubs and traysCeramics
Plastic film and bags (supermarket carrier bags)Sand
Blister packs (moulded plastic packaging used for, batteries, small toys etc)Pyrex
Window panes
Mirrors
Drinking glasses

Garden Waste – Only if subscribed

AcceptedRejected
Grass cuttingsCardboard
Shrub cuttingsPaper
Plant cuttingsFood waste
Flower cuttingsCat litter and dog waste
WeedsJapanese Knotweed
RootsSoil
LeavesRubble
Branches (up to 10cm/4in diameter only)Plastics e.g. plant pots
Herbivorous pet bedding i.e. Rabbit, Guinea PigsGlass

*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!