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.


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


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.

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
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
Drinking glasses

Garden Waste – Only if subscribed

Grass cuttingsCardboard
Shrub cuttingsPaper
Plant cuttingsFood waste
Flower cuttingsCat litter and dog waste
WeedsJapanese Knotweed
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.