Household recycling

Overview

Household waste can either be collected from your home or taken to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

Lots of your waste can be recycled. Non-recyclable rubbish such as food waste and nappies goes in a black wheelie bin or blue bags. Black wheelie bins are collected fortnightly, while blue rubbish sacks are collected weekly.

There are three types of recycling collection:

Type of collection

How often?

What’s collected?

Recycle box

Fortnightly

Recyclable materials other than plastics. For example, paper, card, glass bottles and jars, cans, foil and textiles.
More information

White or transparent bag

Fortnightly

Plastic recyclable materials. For example, plastic pots, tubs, trays and bottles.
More information

Green wheelie bin or green bag

Fortnightly (subscription service)

Garden waste.
More information

These collections may happen on different days. You can find your collection day for all your collections, including your rubbish collection, using our online calendar.

 

Last updated: 26 April 2018. Was this information helpful?

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