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What to put in your recycling boxes and bags

Your recycling will be collected every two weeks.

Please make sure your bin is out by 7am on the day of collection.

Glass: recycling box one

You can recycle glass bottles and jars in one of your recycling boxes.

Please do not recycle broken glass, glasses and tumblers, light bulbs or fluorescent tubes, toughened glass. Standard light bulbs can go in your general waste bin, everything else should be taken to a recycling centre.

Plastic and tins: white bag

You can recycle tins, cans, empty aerosols, clean foil, plastic bottles, tubs, punnets, cartons (Tetra Pak), pots and trays using your white bag.

Please do not recycle crisp packets, pet food pouches, clingfilm, takeaway coffee cups.

Paper: recycling box two

Use your second recycling box for paper.

You can recycle paper, envelopes, catalogues, newspapers and magazines, plain wrapping paper with no foil or glitter. Put any shredded paper inside a paper bag or envelope.

Please do not recycle cartons or plastic wrappers. Cardboard needs to go in the blue bag.

Cardboard: blue bag

Use your blue bag to recycle cardboard. All cardboard should fit in the blue bag, please make sure it is not overflowing.

You can recycle brown, white and corrugated card, and any greetings cards which don’t have ribbon or glitter on them.

Please remove any packaging tape from the cardboard before recycling it.

Small electrical items: old carrier bag

Use an old carrier bag to recycle small electrical items.

You can recycle small appliances, children’s toys, mobile and digital phones, cameras, games consoles, tablets, e-readers, fairy lights, electrical cables and chargers.

Please do not recycle tvs and monitors, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes or anything large.

Textiles and shoes: old carrier bag

Use and old carrier bag to recycle textiles and shoes.

You can recycle clothing, hats, gloves, belts, scarves and handbags

Batteries: old carrier bag

Use an old carrier bag to recycle batteries. Keep them separate from other electrical recycling.

You can recycle AAA, AA, C, D, 9v, button, mobile and laptop batteries.

Please do not recycle car or motorbike batteries.