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Get ready for Brexit. Information on how we are preparing for Brexit in South Gloucestershire.

Two green boxes and a food recycling bin

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

Green box 1

Green box 1 - recycling

Use one of your boxes for the items below:

Glass bottles and jars
Glass bottles and jars

Keep glass bottles and jars separate from paper in the box

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

Rinse all jars and bottles.


Keep paper separate from glass bottles and jars in the 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.

Green box 2

Green box 2- recycling

Use your other green box for these items:

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

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

NO pet food pouches, crisp packets or sweet wrappers.

Empty aerosols.

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.

Rinse all food packaging.

cartons/Tetra Paks,
greetings cards
Cardboard, cartons/Tetra Paks and greetings cards

Keep cardboard and cartons separate from cans, foil, aerosols and plastics.

NO takeaway packaging.
glitter or polystyrene.

Cut down or flatten large cardboard boxes so they fit in the green box or take them to a Sort It recycling centre.

Put extra cardboard out next to the box

Food recycling bin

Food bin

You can use your food recycling bin for:

  • fruit and vegetables including peelings
  • meat and fish – raw and cooked
  • 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 a green box, white bag, green bag and food bin

I need to order new recycling containers

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