There are different types of recycling bins in use at flats, but they can all be used in the same way.  

They are normally located inside or close to the bin store area – please contact us if you can't locate them.

What you can recycle

All of these items can be mixed together in the recycling bins, but please make sure they are clean, dry, and loose – no plastic carrier bags in the bins

Paper accepted

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Catalogues and brochures (including hardbacks)
  • Pamphlets
  • Directories
  • Scrap or loose paper
  • White/computer paper
  • Paperback books
  • Envelopes

Paper not accepted

  • No plastic wrapping
  • No tissues

Food and drink cartons accepted

  • Food cartons (for example, soups)
  • Drinks cartons (or example, juices or milk)
  • Leave plastic tops on cartons – these can be removed and recycled

Food and drink cartons not accepted

  • Laminated plastic food/drink pouches (for example, baby food pouches, cat food pouches, coffee pouches)

Mixed glass bottles and jars accepted

  • Bottles of any colour (for example, wine, beer, or spirits)
  • jars (for example, sauce, jam, or baby food)
  • Non-food bottles (for example, perfume, aftershave, or face creams)
  • Empty and rinse
  • Put metal lids and caps back on – they will be recycled

Mixed glass bottles and jars not accepted

  • Glass cookware (for example, Pyrex)
  • Drinking glasses
  • Vases
  • Ceramics (for example, crockery or earthenware)
  • Nail varnish bottles
  • Microwave plates
  • Mirrors
  • Broken glass
  • Window glass
  • Light bulbs – recycle at tips and some recycling centres

Cans, foils, and aerosols accepted

  • All metal cans and tins
  • Empty aerosol cans (including deodorant and air freshener cans)
  • Aluminium foil and trays
  • Sweet/biscuit tins
  • Metal lids and caps
  • Empty and rinse
  • Labels can be left on

Card and cardboard accepted

  • Cardboard boxes (for example, cereal boxes, dishwasher tablet boxes)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Online delivery boxes and cardboard envelopes – remove plastic inserts, polystyrene, and packing tape
  • Greeting cards and wrapping paper without glitter
  • Egg boxes
  • Brown paper
  • Please flatten or cut large pieces of cardboard into sections no larger than 1m by 1m
  • Don't worry about staples
  • Ensure boxes are empty of food (for example, pizza)

Card and cardboard not accepted

  • Glitter covered greetings cards
  • Foil or plastic wrapping paper
  • Ribbons, bows, and tape

Plastic packaging accepted

  • Pots (for example, yoghurt, soup)
  • Tubs (for example, margarine, ice cream)
  • Trays or punnets (for example, raw meat or ham trays, take-away trays, fruit /veg trays)
  • Chocolate and biscuit tubs and trays
  • Cleaning product bottles (for example, bathroom cleaners, washing up liquid, bleach)
  • Toiletry bottles (for example, shampoo)
  • Drinks bottles (for example, juice, squash, milk)
  • Empty and rinse bottles, squash and replace lids/tops
  • Labels can be left on
  • Trigger sprays can be left on bottles for recycling, but please remove pumps as these can’t be recycled
  • Remove any film lids and absorbent pads in the bottom of trays

Plastic packaging not accepted

  • Black plastic
  • Crisp and sweet packets/wrappers
  • Film lids from pots or trays
  • Laminated pouches (for example, cat food/coffee)
  • Plastic toys
  • Medicine packs (for example, headache pills)
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Polystyrene for example, packaging inserts
  • Plastic bottles containing chemicals (for example, anti-freeze)
  • Carrier bags/plastic wrapping film for example, bread bags and bubble wrap (your local grocery store may have recycling bins for these)

Collection dates

Recycling is collected once a fortnight. Refuse is either collected once a week or once a fortnight. To check your collection dates, use the postcode search at the top of this page.

Setting up a new recycling scheme

If you would like to set up a recycling scheme for your flats, please contact us through our online form – waste management service request

Your managing agents, landlord, or resident's association need to approve the scheme and purchase the recycling bins. The collection service is provided free of charge.

Large household items 

We cannot collect large household items such as furniture or domestic appliances. However, you can take these items to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre or arrange a bulky waste collection.