Waste and recycling collections from houses
In South Gloucestershire we provide a weekly collection for recycling and a fortnightly collection for non recyclable household waste.
You can recycle the following items from home using your weekly recycling collection.
|Cut down or flatten large
cardboard boxes or take them to
the Sort It recycling centre.
NO takeaway packaging.
NO glitter or polystyrene.
uncooked food waste
|Use a plastic bag or paper to line
your food waste containers.
NO liquids or packaging
|Glass bottles and jars|| NO broken glass, drinking
glasses, window or oven proof
|Food and drink cans,
NO pet food pouches, crisp
packets or sweet wrappers.
| NO black plastic, flower pots,
toys, carrier bags, pet food
pouches, crisp packets, cling film,
polystyrene or foam.
||Remove plastic windows from
Put shredded paper in a plastic
|Clothes, shoes, towels, sheets,
blankets, curtains in bags (not
black sacks or charity bags).
NO stuffed toys, duvets, pillows
|Small electrical items||NO larger than the green box.
These can be put out next to your
|Household batteries||In a plastic bag.|
Your recycling containers
To make recycling as easy as possible, you can choose the way that you put your recycling out for collection from one of the following options:
Your black bin is for non recyclable household waste only including:
Please do not use your black bin for recyclable items, furniture, rubble, DIY waste, hardcore or soil.
You can take waste that is not suitable for kerbside collections to the Sort It recycling centres.
All of your black bin waste must be inside the bin and the lid must be closed. We cannot collect extra waste left next to your black bin unless it is in authorised nappy bags.
One black bin is provided to each household for non recyclable household waste. The current 240litre bins will be replaced with 140 litre bins for most households later this year.
We provide extra services for households that have:
- children in disposable nappies
- a medical condition that produces extra non-recyclable waste
- difficulty putting containers out for collection
- a large number of people living in the property
- Order new/extra waste and recycling containers
- Check your collection day
- Garden waste collections
- Large and bulky household items