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Green bag collection

You can use green bags for cans, glass, paper, and cardboard. We will collect them on your green week.

Please be reminded that used tissues, paper towels and kitchen roll etc should be disposed of in your BLACK BAGS only. DO NOT place these items in your green bags as they cannot be recycled.

Green recycling bag.
To ensure your bags are collected for recycling:

  • use the green bags that we provide for free
  • put your bags out for collection between 7.00pm on the evening before your collection and 6.00am on the morning of your collection day
  • keep your paper and cardboard separate from glass and cans
  • wash out all bottles and jars
  • empty and flatten corrugated cardboard boxes and place inside your green bag - wet cardboard cannot be collected
  • use our collection search to find out what day we collect your bags

What to put in the bags

Yes please

Put the following items of glass and cans in one green bag:

  • bottles and jars 
  • cans and tins
  • empty aerosol cans
  • aluminium foil wrap and trays
  • small items of metal kitchenware eg pots and pans, baking trays etc
  • metal lids

Keep the following items of paper and cardboard in a separate green bag:

  • card
  • catalogues
  • envelopes and junk mail
  • magazines and newspapers
  • shredded paper
  • greetings cards (plain card only)
  • corrugated cardboard (please empty and flatten boxes)

‚ÄčNo thank you

Please don't include the following items in your green bags:

  • broken glass (please wrap safely and place in black bags)
  • ceramic mugs, bowls and plates
  • mirrors
  • paint tins and oil cans
  • plate glass
  • pyrex
  • sharp metal objects eg knives
  • tissues and paper towels
  • food contaminated paper/cardboard eg greasy pizza boxes
  • milk or juice cartons or paper cups
  • wallpaper
  • wrapping paper

Even though these items can't be collected at kerbside, they may be able to be recycled at one of our recycling centres or somewhere else: Other places to recycle

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