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Red lid bin collections - recycling

Red lid bin - Recycling

The way you recycle in North Warwickshire has changed

You no longer need to separate your paper and card into the container insert - it can go straight in the red-lidded bin. Please stop using your container insert and take it out of your red-lidded bin. Find out more.


How often are red bins emptied?

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

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 (loose - no bags please):

  • Food tins and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles (for example pop bottles, milk bottles, shampoo bottles and spray cleaner bottles)
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays (for example margarine tubs, yogurt pots and fruit punnets. Including black plastic)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aerosols
  • Foil, including foil trays
  • Paper (including junk mail, newspapers and magazines NOT shredded paper)
  • Cardboard boxes (please break down boxes and large pieces of card into manageable pieces 2ft x 2ft)
  • Card (including toilet roll tubes, cereal boxes etc.)
  • Greetings cards without glitter or embellishment

If you have extra recycling you can leave this next to your bin on your collection day. Please ensure excess cardboard is dry as we are unable to collect wet cardboard.

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

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

  • Plastic bags and film 
  • Polystyrene
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Clothing and bedding
  • Food waste - please put this in your green bin
  • Nappies
  • Wood
  • Cookware such as pots, pans and Pyrex
  • Plastic toys and furniture
  • Plant pots
  • Shredded paper - you can put this in a home composting bin, use it for small animal bedding or only shred the sensitive parts (usually the top third) and recycle the rest

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

You can order a replacement bin 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 Friday, 8th November 2019

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