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Your collection service

Houses

Houses

  • food waste is collected every week
  • paper & card and plastics, glass, cans and cartons are collected on alternate weeks
  • general waste (non-recyclable) is collected every two weeks
  • textiles & batteries can be collected to recycle in small quantities 

You can use your postcode to check your collection days

Food waste

Your food waste recycling is collected every week. You will have two food waste containers:

  • a small indoor caddy to use in your kitchen
  • a larger outdoor caddy with a lockable lid

You can request a replacement container if your caddies are damaged or missing.

What we can collect

  • all uneaten food and plate scrapings
  • fruit and vegetables (raw vegetables, cooked vegetables, whole fruit, peelings)
  • cooked and raw meat, chicken, fish and bones
  • rice, pasta and beans
  • bread, cakes, pastries 
  • cheese and eggs
  • bread, cake, pastries
  • tea bags, loose tea coffee grounds 
  • cut flowers

What we can’t collect

  • plastic bags 
  • packaging of any kind
  • liquids such as milk
  • oil or liquid fat
  • garden waste

You should line your small kitchen caddy with compostable liners (available to buy in supermarkets) or old newspapers. When your indoor caddy is nearly full, tie the top of your liner (or fold over the newspaper) and put it in your outside food waste bin ready for collection. 

 

Paper & card

  • paper and card recycling is collected every two weeks
  • use your green wheelie bin

You can use your postcode to check your collection days

You can request a replacement container if your wheelie bin is damaged or missing.

What we can collect

  • newspapers and magazines
  • card and cardboard
  • toilet and kitchen roll tubes
  • egg boxes

 All paper and cardboard should be clean and dry.

What we can’t collect

  • plastic bags 
  • dirty cardboard (e.g. food-stained pizza boxes)
  • food and drink cartons
  • disposable face masks
  • tissue paper
  • shredded paper (unless it's put in a paper bag or envelope)
  • general waste 
     

Plastics, glass, cans and cartons

  • plastics, glass, cans and cartons are collected every two weeks
  • use your recycling box for these items

You can use your postcode to check your collection days

You can request a replacement container if your recycling box is damaged or missing.

What we can collect

  • plastic bottles
  • plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • glass jars and bottles
  • cans, tins, aerosols and tin foil
  • food and drink cartons

What we can’t collect

  • plastic bags 
  • plastic film
  • rigid plastic (toys, plant pots etc)

Please remember to rinse out any food or drink containers before putting them in your recycling box. 

 

General waste

  • general waste is collected every two weeks
  • all general waste should be stored in your brown wheelie bin

You can use your postcode to check your collection days

You can request a replacement container if your wheelie bin is damaged or missing.

What we can collect

  • non-recyclable rubbish
  • wet or dirty cardboard (e.g. food-stained pizza boxes)
  • plastic bags and film (please check if you can recycle these at your local supermarket)
  • polystyrene
  • nappies

What we can’t collect

  • recycling or food waste
  • electrical items
  • batteries
  • gas canisters
  • DIY / building waste
  • hazardous waste - asbestos, oil-based paints, antifreeze, chemicals, petrol

 

Batteries and textiles

Small quantities of batteries and textiles are collected every week for recycling.

Batteries

  • put them in an untied, plastic bag and place them next to your containers on collection day

Textiles and shoes 

  • put them in a plastic bag (tied - to keep the textiles and shoes dry) and place them next to your containers on collection day
  • space on the collection trucks is limited so a maximum of one bag per collection