Flats - your collection service explained

Recycling your paper and card

You will probably have a large black wheelie bin with a blue lid  in your communal bin area for storing paper and card.

Paper and card is collected every week. Use our postcode checker to view a collection timetable for your property.

What can you put in your blue-lidded wheelie bin?

Yes please:
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Card and cardboard
  • Toilet and kitchen roll tubes
  • Egg boxes
No thanks:
  • Dirty cardboard (e.g. pizza boxes)
  • Shredded paper (see below)
  • Tissue paper
  • General rubbish
Visit our A to Z of Recycling for more details of what can and cannot be recycled.

Good to know:
  • Shredded paper clogs up the machinery at the recycling plant. You can put shredded paper in your blue-lidded bin for recycling, but only if you place inside a paper envelope first. As per comment in houses section about this.
  • Flatten your cardboard boxes before placing them in the wheelie bin
  • If your flattened cardboard won’t fit in, leave it next to the bin on your collection day and it will be collected.
  • The lid of the wheelie bin will keep the paper and car clean and dry, making it more valuable when sold on for recycling.
  • 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.