Waste and Recycling
From Monday 27th February 2012, householders will require to place their glass bottles
and jars in their blue bin for recycling instead of using their black box. See a
list of all items which can be placed in the Blue Bin below.
The black box for glass recycling will therefore be discontinued from Monday 27th
February, but householders should retain the black box until further notice as it
may be needed for additional recycling in the future.
The monthly brown bin collections with resume in March.
PUT IN YOUR BLUE BIN
- 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)
- 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
- Junk Mail
- 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.
- 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)
- Plastic margarine tubs
- Pots, pans, teapots and other metal domestic items
In order to improve the quality of recyclable materials and to make them more suitable
for re-use could you please take your textiles, shoes, mobile phones and batteries
to recycling centres or recycling banks rather than place these items in your blue
DO NOT put these
items in your BLUE BIN
- Plastic Bags
- Broken Glass
- Drinking Glasses
- Glass Dishes
By recycling glass we reduce the creation of pollution, reduce the use of finite
resources, reduce the energy use, reduce the damage to habitats thereby conserving
flora and fauna.
Those who can Participate:
- All householders and commercial premises (a trade waste charge is applied to commercial
premises for servicing of blue bins)
- Householders and permit holders who are unable to place their blue bin at the kerbside
will receive assistance where necessary.
- Normally bins should be placed out the night before collection day, however in some
town centre areas bins may require to be placed out on the day of collection. All
bins should be out by 6.00am on the day of collection however.
Guidelines for Participation
- Any colour of glass is accepted.
- Only glass bottles and glass food containers will be collected.
- No Pyrex, broken glass, mirrors, drinking glasses etc will be accepted.
- All bottles and jars should be rinsed prior to being put out for collection.
- 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.
An additional BLUE bin can be supplied for £10.00 (inc. delivery). Your current
collection day will not change and your bins will still be emptied at the kerbside.
If your bin is pulled out for you, this service will continue.
Do not place any additional bags next to your BLUE recycling bin. You can take any
excess recyclates to your local recycling centres or points.
If you are not sure whether a certain item can be placed in your blue bin please
contact the recycling helpline on 0300 123 0900 or alternatively you can check
what can be recycled in your local area by visiting www.sort-it.org.uk
You can also request an additional or replacement