Find out about household recycling

Recyclable materials are collected fortnightly. You should place them in the recycling bins provided by the Council in readiness for collection. The following mixed items can be included in the bins:

  • Mixed paper and card (no bigger than the recycling box lid).
  • Glass (not broken glass please).
  • Food and drink cans (clean).
  • Foil (clean only).
  • Aerosols.
  • Mixed Textiles and Clothes (placed in a plastic bag inside the box).

Tetra Paks (the type of carton often used for fruit juice, etc.) should not be included in your recycling bins, but they can be recycled at many of the Local Recycling Sites or at the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Your recycling bins must be placed at the nearest point of your property to the Highway by 6.30am on your day of collection. We will not collect recycling if it does not meet the requirements stated above. If that is the case, we will place a sticker on the bin explaining the reason. If your recycling bins have not been collected for any other reason please let us know.

Check your refuse and recycling collection days

Extra recycling bins may be purchased; see the Order recycling bins page

Last updated: 19 August 2015. Was this information helpful?

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