Recycling Guide

Did you know that if your recycling bags do not contain the correct materials then they may be considered contaminated?

Contaminated recycling will not be accepted by our recycling processors and may end up being sent for disposal, ultimately costing us, and therefore YOUR, money. What a waste! To avoid contamination, please use the recycling bags for the correct materials only.

See what you can and can't recycle below:

What we can recycleWhat we can't recycle

Paper & Cardboard, including:

  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Paper (not shredded)
  • Writing paper / all envelopes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Junk mail
  • Telephone books and yellow pages
  • Mail order catalogues
  • Cardboard and corrugated card
  • Cereal packets
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Greetings cards and wrapping paper (without glitter or foil)

Plastics, including:

  • Drink and milk bottles
  • All plastic bottles / including tops
  • Yogurt pots
  • Margarine / Butter / ice cream tubs
  • Microwave meal trays

Metal food tins, drinks cans, including:

  • All steel and aluminium drink cans
  • Biscuits and sweet tins
  • Other food tins / pet food tins
  • Clean tin foil / tin foil trays
  • Food trays
  • Waxed drink containers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Jar lids

Mixed glass, including:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Toys
  • CDs, DVDs,videos
  • Handbags/sports bags
  • Belts
  • ALL food waste
  • Crisp packets
  • Pet food pouches 
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary towels
  • Pet bedding
  • Pet waste 
  • Green waste
  • Hose pipes
  • Electric cabling
  • Christmas lights
  • Paddling pools
  • Inflatables
  • Wood
  • Electrical items
  • Pyrex and other cooking dishes
  • Medical waste
  • Light bulbs
  • Polystyrene
  • Any batteries
  • Sheet glass (windows, mirrors) 
  • Old wallpaper
  • Blister packets (tablet packets)
  • Kitchen towels
  • Wet wipes
  • Buckets
  • Plant pots
  • Washing up bowls
  • Furniture
  • Laundry baskets
  • Cigarette Packets
  • Plastic film/thin plastic
  • Pizza boxes
  • plastic carrier bags
  • Clothing
  • Wallpaper
  • Books