Recycling centre bin

What you can recycle

There are different types of recycling bins in use at flats. They may not look the same as the one shown here or on service leaflets 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.

You can recycle all of these items mixed together in the bins:

Paper

Glass

Cardboard

Plastics

Cartons

Cans

Newspaper
Magazines
Junk mail
Directories
Yellow pages
Catalogues
Envelopes

Bottles
Jars

Cereal boxes
Food packaging
Egg boxes
Greeting cards
Brown corrugated boxes
Toilet roll inserts

Plastic bottles
Yoghurt pots
Cream pots
Margarine tubs
Ice cream tubs
Detergent tubs
Food trays
Punnets
Plastic lids

Juice
Milk
Sauces
Soup

Steel cans
Aluminium cans
Biscuit tins
Steel jar lids
Aerosols
Metal screw tops
Aluminium foil

Please make sure recycling is clean, dry and loose - no plastic carrier bags in the bins please.

Textiles

Some complexes also have recycling bins for unwanted textiles, even if old, worn or damaged:

  • Clothing and paired shoes
  • Bags, hats and belts
  • Towels, sheets and blankets
  • Duvet covers and pillow cases
  • Curtains

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 on this page.

Setting up a new recycling scheme

If you would like to set up a recycling scheme for your flats please contact us at contract.services@warwickdc.gov.uk or telephone 01926 456128.

Your Managing Agents, Landlord or Residents Association need to approve the scheme and purchase the recycling bins. The collection service is provided free of charge.

Garden and food waste

If you live in a green bin collection area then you can also use this service. Green bins would need to be presented at the kerbside for collection. Please contact us to check collection arrangements before ordering a green bin. Email contract.services@warwickdc.gov.uk or telephone 01926 456128.

Image of recycling bag for flats

Flats recycling bag

Some complexes of flats have been provided with reusable bags to make recycling even easier. Just keep the bag inside your flat to collect your recycling in. When full, simply empty into the mixed recycling bins and use again and again.

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.