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Great news, you can now recycle even more!

From 30 July 2018 you can recycle your plastic pots, tubs and trays, drink and food cartons in your blue lidded bins in addition to the usual plastic bottles and cardboard.

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You can now recycle additional plastic pots, tubs and trays in your blue lidded bin

From 30 July 2018 you will be able to recycle more materials at home!

A new waste and recycling contract started from 30 July and from this date you can recycle a wider variety of materials including food and drink cartons, as well as plastic pots, tubs and trays. 

Blue-lidded bin

You will be able to recycle the following items in your blue-lidded bin:

  • plastic bottles
  • plastic pots (yogurt type), tubs (margarine, ice cream) and trays (fruit, meat, mushroom)
  • cardboard
  • food and drink cartons (Soup, milk, fruit juice)
  • shredded paper - please place inside a cardboard box

Black plastic and plastic films cannot be recycled. Flower pots can be recycled at most household recycling centres.

Black box

You can continue to recycle the following items in your black box:

  • paper
  • glass bottles and jars
  • tins and cans
  • clean foils
  • empty aerosols
  • bagged textiles and clothes

Your collection day and time will remain the same and collections will be forntightly. 

Please continue to use your waste and recycling bins and boxes as normal, and put them out on your current collection days.


You will keep the same containers for your rubbish and recycling.
You will still be able to recycle all of the same items that you currently can, but will also have the oppurtunity to recycle a wider range of items as well.
We will still collect non-recyclable household waste. We will continue to collect garden waste and to charge for this service.
Collections will still happen fortnightly.


No – we have designed the new services to use the same containers that you already have.

You will be able to order additional recycling bins nearer the time if you think your current recycling bin won't be big enough for the increase in materials you can recycle.

If you would like more information regarding the new service sign up for email alerts.


Your collection dates for recycling, garden and non-recyclable waste won't change when the new services are introduced.

We will continue to work with our provider to improve recycling services and make it even easier to recycle at home in the future.

You can sign up for personalised email alerts to receive more information


Yes.  Your household waste, your recycling, and your garden waste (if you pay for garden waste collections) will continue to be collected fortnightly.


We want to help you recycle more by increasing the range of materials you can recycle at home.

From 30 July 2018, we will increase the number of materials we will collect for recycling. Recycling saves energy, costs less and frees up space in your household waste bin.


Recycling materials has less impact on the environment than burying them in landfill or burning them to generate energy so the more we can recycle, the better it is for the environment.   In addition it tends to be more cost effective to recycle materials than to deliver them to energy from waste plants or to landfill them.


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Last updated: 14 September 2018 | Last reviewed: 14 September 2018