How we collect extra recycling

Collecting extra recycling

We will collect one transparent sack with recycling (glass in the bin please) and/or one bundle of flattened cardboard broken down to a size which would easily fit in the bin (with the lid closed) if there was space (please tape or tie together).

Please note that if we are experiencing delays (for example, vehicle breakdown, roadworks or particularly high volume of recycling on the round) we may take the decision to stop collecting extra recycling to prioritise completing a bin collection from each property.


Please do:

  • Place other recycling in one transparent sack. Black or coloured sacks and more than one sack will not be collected. Transparent sacks are available online and in supermarkets.
  • Put any glass inside your blue bin, not in the sack, for safety reasons.
  • Flatten cardboard, and tape or tie into one bundle which will fit inside an empty bin with the lid closed.

Please don't:

  • Leave cardboard out in the rain - soggy cardboard gets stuck to other materials, making it hard to recycle.

If you always need to put out extra recycling, you can order an extra blue bin.

Crews will empty your blue bin and then refill it with your extra recycling and tip it again, rather than throw it in separately, which is not safe for them to do.

Please note that failure to comply with our requirements for setting out waste and recycling for collection could result in a fixed penalty. The household duty of care placed on you can be found in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34 (2A) and Section 5 of the Waste Duty of Care: Code of Practice.

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