Flats - your collection service explained

Recycling your plastics, glass, cans and cartons

You should have a large recycling bin (probably on wheels) in your communal bin area for storing plastics, glass, cans and cartons.

1100L_flat_red-lid.jpgPlastics, glass, cans and cartons are collected every week.  Use our postcode checker to view a collection timetable for your property.


What can you put in your recycling bin?

Yes please:

  • Plastic bottles, tubs, trays and containers
  • Glass - jars and bottles
  • Cans, tin foil and aerosols
  • Liquid food and drink cartons (‘tetra packs’)

No thanks:

  • Plastic bags or film
  • Hard plastics (toys, buckets etc)
  • Polystyrene
  • General rubbish
Visit our A to Z of Recycling for more details of what can and cannot be recycled.


Good to know:

  • Empty and rinse all containers before putting them in the recycling bin.
  • If your communal recycling bin becomes full in between weekly collections, you can report it online.  We will then get the bin emptied as soon as possible.
  • If you or your neighbours put the wrong item in the wrong bin, we will let you know by attaching an advisory notice. When recycling or food waste bins contain the wrong materials, they will have to be treated in the same way as rubbish and sent to landfill, which is expensive and environmentally unsustainable. So please put your items in the right bins.