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Bin collections

Blue bin - paper and card

Paper

Accepted: newspapers, magazines, leaflets, phone directories, envelopes (fully intact including glue and windows), brochures, office paper, letters, catalogues, unwanted mail, shredded paper, wrapping paper, paperback books. Hardback books are also accepted but we would always recommend that these are re-used or donated to a charity shop.
NOT accepted: Tissues, napkins, paper towels, nappies, laminated paper, padded envelopes, wet paper, textiles, Pringles tubes. 

Card

Accepted: cereal boxes, brown corrugated packaging, sleeves from ready meals, toilet/ kitchen roll tubes, greeting cards, cardboard egg boxes, toothpaste boxes
NOT accepted: Drinks and food cartons, wet card, wet cardboard, takeaway food boxes (for example pizza boxes) if contaminated with food.

Please ensure all material is clean and dry - believe it or not, when it's damp bacteria can start to break it down, generating heat which poses a risk of fire.

DO NOT put the following items in your blue recycling bin:

  • plastic bags
  • nappies

We recommend you put your house number on your wheelie bins.