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We are making changes to the way we manage planning applications that will come into effect on Thursday 1 November, 2018. Most users will not notice any big changes, but we hope there will be noticeable improvements in the speediness and consistency of the decisions made which will improve the service we provide. Find out more…

Green box, white bag, green bag and food recycling bin

Sort your items in the green box so our crews can safely sort them into the different sections on our vehicles.

Green box

Green box - recycling

Use your box for the items below:

Glass bottles and jars
Glass bottles and jars

Keep glass bottles and jars separate from paper in the green box.

NO broken glass, drinking glasses, window or oven proof glass.

Rinse all jars and bottles.

Paper
Paper

Keep paper separate from glass bottles and jars in the green box.

Remove plastic windows from envelopes.
Put shredded paper in a plastic bag.

Clothes, shoes
and textiles
Clothes, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains in bags (not black sacks or charity bags).
NO stuffed toys, duvets, pillows or quilts.
Small electrical items
Small electrical items
NO larger than the green box.
These can be put out next to your recycling containers.
Household batteries In a plastic bag.

White bag

White bag

Food and drink cans,
foil, aerosols
Food and drink cans, foil and aerosols

Mix cans, foil and aerosols with plastic bottles, tubs and trays.

Empty aerosols.
NO pet food pouches, crisp packets or sweet wrappers.

Plastic bottles,
trays, tubs
Plastic bottles, trays and tubs

Mix plastic bottles, tubs and trays with cans, foil and aerosols.

NO black plastic, flower pots, toys, carrier bags, pet food pouches, crisp packets, cling film,
polystyrene or foam.

Green bag

Green bag

Cardboard,
cartons/Tetra Paks,
greetings cards
Cardboard, cartons/Tetra Paks and greetings cards
NO takeaway packaging.
NO glitter or polystyrene.Cut down or flatten large cardboard boxes or take them to  the Sort It recycling centre.

Put extra cardboard out next to your containers, just make sure it is flattened and no larger than the green box.

Food recycling bin

Food bin

You can use your food recycling bin for:

  • fruit and vegetables including peelings
  • meat and fish – raw and uncooked
  • cooked bones
  • bakery and dairy produce including eggs
  • pasta and rice
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • food that has gone off or is past its best

Use a plastic carrier bag to line your food containers to help keep them clean.

Do not use these containers for:

  • packaged food – remove food from packaging first
  • liquids such as oil and milk

Look at the black bin section for items that cannot be recycled

Check your collection day

I use two green boxes and a food bin

I need to order new recycling containers

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