Recycling

Remember, check your collection calendar carefully for your new collection dates. For more information on how to prepare your waste/recycling for collection, please click the links below.

Recycling

Recycle cardboard and paper

Remember, you can request additional recycling boxes and covers by calling 01875 824 305 or by collecting at your local Recycling Centre.

Please make sure you present your recycling box with a cover tied to the box, especially during wet or windy weather.

1. Collect your materials for recycling

2. Flatten your cardboard

3. Place your cardboard and paper in your blue box or blue-lidded bin

4. Flatten large cardboard boxes, tie in a bundle, or place inside another cardboard box

5. Cardboard and paper will be collected from the kerbside and taken to a sorting facility

6. The sorted cardboard and papers is pulped and made into new paper products

Yes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Ready meal sleeves
  • Toilet and kitchen roll tubes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Catalogues and books
  • Envelopes (including window envelopes)
  • Greetings cards and giftwrap
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Unwanted mail
  • Yellow pages and telephone directories
  • All types of colours of paper
No
  • Plastic bags or wrappers
  • Padded envelopes
  • Polystyrene
  • Food and drinks cartons

Recycle plastics, cans and glass

Remember, you can request additional recycling boxes and covers by calling 01875 824 305 or by collecting at your local Recycling Centre.

Please make sure you present your recycling box with a cover tied to the box, especially during wet or windy weather.

1. Collect your materials for recycling

2. Please rinse food and drinks containers, there is no need to remove labels

3. Please squash plastic containers; remove and recycle lids, caps, tops and straws

4. Place the materials into your green box or red-lidded bin and present it at the kerbside

5. Materials will be collected from the kerbside and taken to a sorting facility

6. Once sorted the materials are then sent for recycling

Yes
  • Plastic bottles
  • Yoghurt, dessert and snack pots
  • Margarine, ice cream and soft cheese tubs
  • Fruit and vegetable punnets
  • Ready meal and confectionery trays
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Empty aerosols
  • Clean aluminium foil
  • Sweet and biscuit tins
No
  • Plastic bags, liners or film
  • Plastic pouches, wrappers or packets
  • Food and drinks cartons
  • Polystyrene containers
  • Crisp bags
  • Bubble wrap

Garden Waste

Don't forget, you can also compost real Christmas trees, simply put them beside your brown bin on your collection day in January or take them to a recycling centre.

1. Collect your garden waste for recycling and put it in the brown bin

2. Materials will be collected from the kerbside and taken to an outdoor composting facility

3. When it is full tie the liner and remove it from the caddy

Yes
  • Flowers and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Leaves
  • Shrub prunings
  • Weeds
No
  • Plastic bags or liners
  • Kitchen waste or food scraps
  • Soil, turf or timber
  • Plant pots or polystyrene
  • Stones, bricks or rubble
  • Animal faeces or bedding
  • General waste