Remember not to overfill your crate – it's unsafe for our collectors
This is our basic guide for preparing your rubbish and recycling. To find out more about which items can and can't be recycled check out our What to do with your waste search.
Preparing your recycling
- You can recycle plastics with the recycling symbol and number 1, 2 or 5 in your kerbside recycling. see guide (68KB PDF)
- Remove lids and wash your plastic, tins and cans. Do not squash them.
- Place all recycling materials loosely in your bins or bags so they can easily be collected or emptied.
Note: Plastics with no number or a number 3, 4, 6 or 7, meat trays, polystyrene, soft plastic and Tetra Pak cannot be recycled in kerbside recycling. As these can't be recycled, we suggest you consider avoiding these product in order to reduce your waste.