Recycling

Coronavirus update

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, we will be prioritising domestic waste (green bin) collections.

We will endeavour to collect your recycling (black bin) and garden waste on your regular day, but this is likely to become increasingly difficult.

If you have any queries, please visit our coronavirus FAQs before contacting us.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and patience during this difficult time.

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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 regularly overfill your black bin you can purchase an additional recycling bin through your MyEHDC account.

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