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White recycling bags

Find out what items you can put in your white recycling bags.These are collected weekly.

White bag for plastic/tins/cans (bag 1)

Items go in loose, not in plastic bags.

Only put in clean items - rinse out plastics, food trays and tins.

Do include
  • Plastic bottles e.g. pop, shampoo, milk, bleach bottles.
  • Plastic food tubs, pots and trays
  • Plastic bottle tops or lids
    (please remove from the bottle)
  • Tins and cans
  • Metal lids and caps from jars and bottles
  • Aerosol cans e.g. deodorant or hairspray
  • Clean foil, scrunched up
  • Clean foil food trays
Do not include
  • Film (including pallet wrap).
  • Hard plastics e.g. garden furniture, coat hangers.
  • CD/DVD cases.
  • Polystyrene.
  • Crisp packets.
  • Pet food pouches.
  • Plastic plant pots or trays.
  • Containers for engine oil or paint.
  • Partially full containers.
  • Paint tins
  • Plastic aerosol lids
  • Plastic foil (e.g. crisp packets)
  • Plastic bags
  • Bubble wrap

White bag for cardboard (bag 2)

Items go in loose, not in plastic bags. 

Large card needs to be broken up into smaller pieces.

Do include
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard (please remember to break up to fit in the bag)
  • Ready-meal sleeves
  • Cereal boxes
  • Toilet / kitchen roll tubes
  • Greetings cards
  • Egg boxes
  • Drinks cartons e.g. milk and juice
  • Soup cartons
  • Tetra Paks
Do not include
  • Plastic film - please remove where possible.
  • Cartons that haven't been washed out first.

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