COVID-19 guidance on disposing of waste
Weekly mixed recycling bin
Your green recycling bin is ONLY for:
Put recycling in your bin loose, not bagged. It's easier and cheaper to sort them out afterwards, and recycling companies know that bags can often hide non-recyclables, so may reject loads with plastic bags in. Why is it OK to put plastic bags in food waste but not in the green recycling bin?
If you have too much recycling for your bin you can leave it next to your bin in a labelled, clear bag and we will take it, like this:
Large pieces of cardboard, such as packaging from a new TV, can be left next to your bin and we will take it.
Why can't shredded paper be recycled in your green recycling bin?
It's because shredded paper gets easily clogged around moving parts of the recycling sorting machines, causing damage and expense.
Why can't cartons be recycled now?
We regret that the processors who deal with our mixed recycling have told us that it is no longer practical or economically viable for them to separate cartons as a material stream from our kerbside collections. What can I do if the Council can't recycle it?
- Recycling out and about
- What can I do if the Council can't recycle it?
- Can I have an extra bin?
- Help for the disabled or elderly
- What happens to my recycling?