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 waste||DIY waste|
|Food waste||Garden 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 egg boxes||Foil-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 directories||Hard plastics (toys and plant pots)|
|Books||Black refuse bags|
|Junk mail, leaflets and circulars||Light bulbs|
|Food and drinks cans||Polystyrene|
|Metal lids from glass bottles and jars||Food waste|
|Clean kitchen foil and foil food trays||Nappies|
|Plastic bottles (remove lids and include for recycling)||Rubber|
|Plastic food pots, tubs and trays||Ceramics|
|Plastic film and bags (supermarket carrier bags)||Sand|
|Blister packs (moulded plastic packaging used for, batteries, small toys etc)||Pyrex|
Garden Waste – Only if subscribed
|Plant cuttings||Food waste|
|Flower cuttings||Cat litter and dog waste|
|Branches (up to 10cm/4in diameter only)||Plastics e.g. plant pots|
|Herbivorous pet bedding i.e. Rabbit, Guinea Pigs||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.