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Please arrange a special waste uplift

Ordinary batteries contain no poisonous substances, they are safe to dispose in the blue bin.

Use rechargeable batteries whenever possible. Rechargeable batteries contain hazardous metals, look for ones without mercury or cadmium.

Do not use rechargeable batteries in smoke alarms (for safety reasons).

Rechargeable batteries should be returned to the manufacturer where possible for disposal.

Shops selling more than 32kg of batteries a year (approx 345 x four-packs of AA batteries) will have to provide battery recycling collection facilities in-store. This means there will be lots more places where you can take your old batteries for recycling.

The substances contained in used car batteries are hazardous if allowed to escape.
Take your redundant car batteries to a recycling centre.
The plastic casing and some of the component parts can be recycled and the hazardous acid is disposed of safely.

Contact us for further information.

From 27th February 2012 use the Blue Bin.

Only deposit glass containers such as bottles and jars. Containers which hold food, pharmaceutical and household items in glass bottles are all recyclable as well as beer and wine bottles.

Do NOT put light bulbs, Pyrex dishes, flat window glass and drinking glasses in the blue bin or Glass Recycling Points, as these require much higher temperatures for recycling.

Please contact us to arrange a special collection or alternatively you can take it to your local community recycling centre.

  • Glass Bottles and Jars (Please remove all tops, corks and lids. Corks should be put in your green bin, metal and plastic tops should be removed and placed in your blue bin. No window or plate glass, no pyrex or ceramics)
  • Cans
  • Steel and Aluminium Food and Drinks Cans (please rinse out and flatten if possible), clean aluminium foil and trays
  • Clean Cardboard
  • Cardboard with no food residue
  • Paper
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Leaflets
  • Catalogues
  • Paper based food and beverage cartons, e.g. Tetrapak cartons
  • Paper and hardback books, (metal or plastic bindings removed if required)
  • Shredded Paper
  • Office and Computer paper
  • Telephone Directories (including Yellow Pages and Phone book)
  • All Envelopes (including envelopes with a window)
  • Wrapping paper
  • Cardboard Pizza boxes
  • Paper take-away food wrappers, no food residues
  • Plastic Bottles
  • All plastic bottles can now be placed in your blue bin, please remove lids and "wash and squash" where possible.
  • Metal
  • Small pieces of metal can now be placed in your blue recycling bin, e.g. knives, forks, biscuit tins, pots and pans.
  • Clean plastic film – Shrink Wrap/bubble wrap/from beverage can multipacks
  • Hard Plastics - flower pots, plant trays, small toys etc.
  • All plastic food containers and ready made meal trays (washed and top film removed)
  • Pots, pans, teapots and other metal domestic items
  • Household Batteries
  • Mobile Phones
  • Clean Textiles (tied in a plastic bag)
  • Pairs of shoes (tied together)

Please use the Blue Bin.

You can also take books to charity shops and voluntary organisations.

Please use the Green Bin

From 27th February 2012 use the Blue Bin.

Only deposit glass containers such as bottles and jars. Containers which hold food, pharmaceutical and household items in glass bottles are all recyclable as well as beer and wine bottles.

Do NOT put light bulbs, Pyrex dishes, flat window glass and drinking glasses in the blue bin or Glass Recycling Points, as these require much higher temperatures for recycling.

From 27th February 2012 use the Blue Bin.

Only deposit glass containers such as bottles and jars. Containers which hold food, pharmaceutical and household items in glass bottles are all recyclable as well as beer and wine bottles.

Do NOT put light bulbs, Pyrex dishes, flat window glass and drinking glasses in the blue bin or Glass Recycling Points, as these require much higher temperatures for recycling.

Please use the Blue Bin

We take plastic containers for Milk, Soft Drinks, Cooking Oil, Shampoo, Washing-Up Liquid (please rinse out and flatten if possible). Please remove bottle tops, rinse and squash your plastic bottles before placing them in your BLUE recycling bin.

Please Note: We do NOT take butter containers, plastic bags, yoghurt cartons etc.

Please use the Blue Bin

Clean cardboard only (cardboard with no food residue)

Please use the Brown Bin. Please ensure branches are no greater than 10cm in diameter.

Anything that has grown in your garden can go in your BROWN BIN

  • Branches and twigs
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • All types of plant material
  • Weeds and dead plants
  • Prunings

Contact us for further information.

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