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. Make sure you sort your recycling to keep similar items grouped together. To show what materials can’t be recycled, please watch this short video.
Cut down or flatten large cardboard boxes or take them to the Sort It recycling centre.
Remove all polystyrene, plastic and foam packing.
NO takeaway packaging.
uncooked food waste
|Use an ordinary plastic bag or paper to line
your food waste containers.NO liquids or food in packaging
|Glass bottles and jars||
Wash out jars and bottles.
NO broken glass, drinking glasses, window or oven proof
|Food and drink cans,
Empty aerosols and wash out food and drink cans.
Mix metal cans, foil and aerosols with plastic bottles tubs and trays.
NO pet food pouches, crisp packets or sweet wrappers.
Squash and wash plastic tubs and bottles.
Mix plastic bottles, tubs and trays with metal cans, foil and aerosols.
NO black plastic, flower pots, toys, carrier bags, pet food
||Remove plastic windows from envelopes.
Put shredded paper in a plastic bag.NO paper with glitter or plastic.
|Put clothes, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains in bags (not
black sacks or charity bags).NO stuffed toys, duvets, pillows or quilts.
|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.|
Sorting your recycling
You must sort your recycling so the collection crews can easily separate items into different sections of the vehicle. You can put recycling out for collection using one of the following options:
Your black bin is for non recyclable household waste only including:
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 in January 2018.
Managing black bin waste
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
If you would like advice on managing your household waste please call 01454 868000.
- Order new/extra waste and recycling containers
- Check your collection day
- Garden waste collections
- Large and bulky household items