Recycling

We are currently working as hard as we can to keep your waste and recycling collections running as scheduled. In the event of staff shortages due to coronavirus, we will prioritise waste collections. Please check our website and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Your recycling should be put in your BLACK bin. It should be clean, dry and loose.

Lots of everyday household items can be recycled. It’s important to recycle the right things because the wrong items in your bin could mean that everything in the bin lorry is rejected and has to be disposed of as ordinary rubbish.

Too much recycling?

We want you to recycle as much as you can. Our collection teams will always collect extra dry recycling which can be placed in a cardboard box or clear sack next to your black bin.

If you overfill your black bin regularly, you can purchase an additional recycling bin.

Recycling locations

There are recycling locations set up all over the country that can take a range of recyclable materials such as:

  • batteries
  • clothing
  • computers
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic carrier bags

Some of these may be closed due to the coronavirus.

Textile banks

The Salvation Army has reopened its textile banks following their closure during the pandemic lockdown.

If you visit the textile banks and they are full, please take your textiles home with you and do not leave them on the floor around the banks.

Clearing fly tipping from recycling sites is using valuable resources which could be used elsewhere during these challenging times.

Recycle Now has a great tool which will help you find recycling locations near you.