What you can recycle from home

You can recycle most of your household waste through our recycling collection scheme

How often is recyclable waste collected?

We pick up household recycling every 2 weeks.

Use the button below and input your postcode to find your collection dates.

Find out your bin collection day

Which bin to use

You must put everything that can be recycled into the right bin - otherwise the crew won't pick it up.

BinRecyclable items
Purple lid bin or purple box
  • Clean cans
  • Tins
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Clean tin foil
  • Plastic containers
  • Tetra Paks

Not plastic bags, wrappers or bags 

Black box
  • Clean paper
  • Cardboard

Not books or paper with a metallic finish

Green food bin
  • Food waste, raw or cooked
Brown lid bin
  • Garden waste eg hedge clippings, grass cuttings

Does the council collect used batteries?

We collect used batteries with your fortnightly paper recycling.

Just put them in a clear plastic bag on top of your black box.

If you have paper or cardboard that won't fit into your box

Put it into another box and leave it out next to your black box.

How to recycle other waste

You can take most other recyclable items to your nearest recycling centre, including:

There are special arrangements for recycling healthcare waste.

What can't be recycled

Place the following items in the green lid rubbish bin:

  • plastic film, wrappers or bags
  • other non-recyclable waste, eg nappies