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Red lid bin collections - recycling

Red lid bin - Recycling

How often are red bins emptied?

Your red lidded bin is for recycling and is emptied fortnightly. 

Your bin contains an inner box for paper and cardboard. The rest of your recycling should be placed loose in the main part of the bin.

Time and Place

On your collection day please put your bin out at the edge of your property by 6:30am, if you live in a flat please use your communal bin and we will collect from the communal bin store.

Find out your red lidded bin collection dates. You can search by postcode (don't forget the space example: CV9 1DE), house, farm or building name or street.

What you can recycle:

In the main part of your bin you can recycle:

  • Food tins and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles (for example pop bottles, milk bottles, shampoo bottles and spray cleaner bottles)
  • Plastic pots and tubs (for example margarine tubs, yogurt pots and fruit punnets)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aerosols
  • Foil, including foil trays

In the inner box you can recycle:

  • Paper
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Greetings cards

What you can't put in your red-lidded bin:

  • Plastic bags and film
  • Polystyrene
  • Clothing and bedding
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Wood
  • Tetrapak
  • Cookware such as pots, pans and Pyrex
  • Plastic toys and furniture
  • Plant pots

If you have extra recycling you can leave this next to your bin on your collection day. Please break down large boxes into manageable pieces (2ft x 2ft).

If you are always over filling your bins you can apply for extra capacity, please use our online form to request a waste assessment.

For more information about recycling symbols on packaging visit the Recycle Now website.

Missed bin

Report a missed bin

Extra bin for large families

If you are always over filling your bins you can apply for extra capacity.

Missing or damaged bin or insert

You can order a replacement bin or insert or ask for a repair.

Collection of a spare bin

You can request the collection of a spare bin.

Severe Weather

Why we sometimes have difficulty collecting bins in snow and ice.

Last updated Thursday, 25th October 2018

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