What can and cannot go in your Red box - Plastic and Cans

Please be aware if your recycling is mixed incorrectly then we will not collect it.


What can go into your red recycling boxWhat cannot go into your red recycling box

Clean food & drink cans

Plastic filmWhy we no longer collect plastic film

Clean plastic bottles (Rinsed, squashed, lids removed)Plastic magazine wrappers & bags
Plastic bottle tops & lidsPolystyrene
Metal bottle tops & jar lidsCrisp packets
Empty aerosol cansElectrical items
Clean plastic food traysLarge plastic items
Clean food pots & tubsPaint tins
Aluminium foilOil cans
 Carrier bags
 Cling film
 Bubble wrap
 Vegetable & food bags (frozen food bags and food packaging)
 Any soft plastic items
 Mixed material - plastic items
 Pill blister packs
 Plant pots or plant trays
 Gas cylinders
 Tetra pak type cartons


You should put your containers on the kerbside, just outside your boundary.  All recyclable items should be placed loose in the boxes and not contained in plastic bags or other containers.

You can stack the boxes on top of each other to save space. If you think the containers will block the footpath please put the containers just at the boundary.

Remember to take your containers off the footpath as soon as you can after they have been emptied.


A to Z of waste and recyclable items


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