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Green bag collection

You can use green bags for cans, glass, paper, and card. We will collect them on your green week.

Some collection crews will be starting their rounds earlier than usual during the current circumstances. Please therefore ensure that all recycling and black bags are placed out on the kerbside ready for collection by 6.00am on your collection day. Coronavirus and waste collections update

Green recycling bag.To ensure your bags are collected for recycling:

  • use the green bags that we provide for free
  • put your bags out for collection between 7.00pm on the evening before your collection and 7.00am on the morning of your collection day
  • keep your paper and card separate from glass and cans
  • wash out all bottles and jars and remove their tops
  • use our recycling and rubbish collection search to find out what day we collect your bags

What to put in the bags

Yes please

Put the following items of glass and cans in one green bag:

  • bottles and jars 
  • cans and tins
  • empty aerosol cans
  • aluminium foil eg wrap and trays
  • small items of metal kitchenware eg pots and pans, baking trays etc
  • metal lids

Keep the following items of paper and card in a separate green bag:

  • card
  • catalogues
  • envelopes
  • junk mail
  • magazines
  • newspaper
  • shredded paper
  • office paper
  • yellow pages
  • greetings cards (plain card only)
  • corrugated cardboard (please empty and flatten boxes)

‚ÄčNo thank you

Please don't include the following items in your green bags:

  • broken glass
  • cartons or paper cups
  • ceramic mugs, bowls and plates
  • food contaminated paper/cardboard eg pizza boxes
  • kitchen paper
  • mirrors
  • oil cans
  • paper towels
  • paint tins
  • plate glass
  • pyrex
  • sharp metal objects eg knives
  • tissues
  • wallpaper
  • wrapping paper

Even though these items can't be collected at kerbside, they may be able to be recycled at one of our recycling centres or somewhere else: Other places to recycle