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All your recycling materials can be put into one wheeled bin (240 litres H107cm x D74cm X W58cm) and collected on alternate weeks. Recycling sacks have been supplied for the collection of mixed recycling where wheeled bins cannot be used, and to residents who are unable to physically move a wheeled bin. Recycling can be placed straight into the bin (no black sacks) however please make sure the lid can close.

Family demonstrating recycling

What you can recycle

Paper & cardboard

  • Books
  • Cardboard – any size (as long as bin lid can close)
  • Cereal boxes
  • Computer paper/print outs
  • Envelopes including window type
  • Egg boxes
  • Greeting cards
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers/ magazines
  • Office paper white & coloured
  • Other paper including clean paper bags
  • Paper cups
  • Shredded paper (please contain in paper bags or cereal boxes when possible)
  • Telephone directories including Yellow Pages and other catalogues
  • Wrapping paper


  • Caps and lids
  • Cat food pouches
  • Coloured and clear bottles eg detergent, fabric conditioners, bleach, household cleaning fluids, hair care, bath, shower and cooking oil bottles
  • Coloured and clear drinks bottles
  • Coloured and clear food trays
  • Crisp packets
  • Medication blister packs
  • Plastic containers eg yoghurt pots, ice cream tubs, margarine containers 
  • Plastic carrier and other bags
  • Plastic packaging, wrapping/film (but not cling film or bubble wrap)
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Wax-lined, poly-lined and foil-lined cartons (eg milk cartons, Tetra Pak)   
  • Yoghurt containers, straws and other containers


  • Aerosol cans (fully discharged)
  • Drink and food cans
  • Foil, including metal food trays (with any remaining food removed before being put in the recycling bin)
  • Metal lids eg screw tops, beer bottle tops, jam jar lids, can lids


  • Bottles and jars (please remove lids. Metal lids can go in the recycling bin and corks should go in the general waste bin)

Collection day

The recycling will be collected on alternate weeks.

What you can't recycle in your blue lidded bin

Some of these can be recycled locally at the community recycling centres.

Frequently asked questions