Curbside Recycling

The collection day for recycling is Tuesdays – black boxes and blue lidded bins need to be out by 7am.

Your wheelie bin needs to be out by 7am.

Your recycling & rubbish collection calendar can be found here..

What goes into my Black Boxes?

Glass and textiles only.
Jars, bottles etc. lids can be left on.

Textiles & shoes should be put into a plastic bag (not black) and put into the box.

What can I put in my blue-lidded bin?

You can now put paper, cans, cartons, tins, aerosols, clean tin foil, as well as cardboard, plastic bottles, pots,  tubs and trays.

Empty, wash and squash all plastic bottles and cartons and flatten cardboard. Leave lids on.

** No black plastic, no plastic films.

Yes please

Plastic bottles of any colour except black, including:

  • Washing up liquid bottles
  • Bleach bottles
  • Laundry liquid and fabric conditioner bottles
  • Cooking oil bottles
  • Drinks bottles
  • Juice or squash bottles
  • Milk and yoghurt drink bottles
  • Handwash bottles
  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles

Other plastics:

  • upright ‘pump’ type toothpase tubes
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs
  • plastic food trays i.e meat, fruit and vegetable trays (no black plastic)

Cartons, cans, tins aerolsols and foil:

  • Food and drink cartons
  • Clean food tins
  • Drinks cans
  • Empty aerosols
  • Clean foil and foil trays
  • Metal biscuit tins


  • Paper (excluding brown paper – this goes in your blue-lidded bin)
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Directories and catalogues
  • Shredded paper – please place inside a cardboard box, such as a cereal box or envelope
  • Envelopes (no need to remove windows)
  • Wrapping paper if it scrunches into a ball and doesn’t bounce back (not the foil kind)


  • Clothes (in a tied plastic bag)
  • Pairs of shoes, belts, handbags (in a tied plastic bag)
  • Curtains and sheets (in a tied plastic bag)
  • Blankets and duvet covers (in a tied plastic bag)

Cardboard of any colour including:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Egg boxes
  • Ready meal sleeves
  • Food packaging boxes and sleeves
  • Brown paper
  • Greetings cards
  • Pizza boxes
  • Shoe boxes
  • Toilet and kitchen rolls
  • Corrugated cardboard

No thanks

  • Black plastic pots tubs and trays – plastics are predominantly sorted with lasers that can identify the different types of plastic. The lasers cannot “see” the black plastic and it ends up in the reject pile at the end of the process and is not recycled.
  • Film lids from pots, tubs and trays
  • Cling film
  • Plastic bags, eg, carrier bags, sandwich bags, freezer bags, bin liners
  • Crisp/sweet packets
  • Pet food pouches
  • Disposable drinks cups and plastic straws
  • Plastic packaging and polystyrene
  • Plant pots (including black) – these can be taken to most household recycling centres or returned to garden centres for reuse
  • Rigid plastic eg toys, garden furniture
  • Boxes with plastic windows, please remove the window first
  • Foil-lined cardboard tubes (eg Pringles tubes)
  • Dirty cans or tins, please rinse all recyclables first
  • Batteries
  • Scrap metals
  • Gift wrap – if it does not scrunch and stay in a ball (this can go in your household waste bin)
  • Flat glass
  • Pyrex
  • Broken glass
  • Lightbulbs
  • Duvets
  • Pillows