What goes where R+?

We have run out of white hessian bags for plastics and are awaiting delivery of new stock

In the meantime, if you request a bag for plastics you will be left one for cardboard recycling to use instead

The guide below shows what you can and can't recycle as part of our Recycle+ service.

You can also download our full Recycling Guide leaflet and the service leaflet for Recycle+ at the bottom of this page

What can I put in my:

What goes in your white recycling bags?

Bag 1 or cardboard bag


  • 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

Please do not include:

  • Large corrugated cardboard units that haven't been broken up (as it will not fit on our collection vehicles).
  • Plastic film - please remove where possible.


  • Drinks cartons e.g. milk and juice
  • Soup cartons

Please do not include:

  • Cartons that haven't been washed out first.

Bag 2 or plastic/tins/cans bag


  • Plastic bottles e.g. pop, shampoo, milk, bleach bottles.
  • Plastic food tubs, pots and trays
  • Empty Plastic bags
  • Plastic bottle tops or lids
    (please remove from the bottle)
  • Bubble wrap

Please 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.


  • Tins and cans
  • Metal lids and caps from jars and bottles
  • Aerosol cans e.g. deodorant or hairspray

Please do not include:

  • Paint tins
  • Plastic aerosol lids


  • Clean foil, scrunched up
  • Clean foil food trays

Please do not include:

  • Plastic foil (e.g. crisp packets).

Paper and textiles go in your black box with a lid

(Please do not mix the materials, place textiles on top of the paper)

Mixed PaperMixed Paper

  • Paper and magazines
  • Phone directories
  • Catalogues and junk mail
  • Envelopes (plain / padded)
  • Shredded paper
    (please place at the bottom of the box)

Please do not include:

  • Animal bedding
  • Wrapping paper
  • Wallpaper
  • Kitchen roll
  • Tissues or wet wipes
  • Laminated paper

Mixed Textiles and ClothesMixed Textiles and Clothes

  • Clothing
  • Bedding covers and sheets
  • Shoes
  • Curtains

Please do not include:

  • Duvets, pillows or cushions
  • Good quality items that could be reused e.g. donate to a charity shop

Mixed glass goes in your black box without a lid

Mixed Glass, Bottles and JarsMixed Glass, Bottles and Jars

  • Glass bottles (all colours)
  • Glass jars (all colours)

Please do not include:

  • Toughened glass e.g. car windows
  • Window panes
  • China or crockery
  • Pyrex
  • Drinking glasses
  • Partially full containers
  • Broken glass

What goes in your green reusable sacks

Garden WasteGarden Waste

  • Grass cuttings, weeds and leaves
  • Flowers - both cut and contents of hanging baskets and potted plants
  • Hedge prunings, bark, twigs, sticks and branches (less than 5cm thick)
  • Sawdust and wood chippings

Please do not include:

  • Soil, compost, rubble, timber or stones
  • Invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Ragwort
  • Tree stumps or thick branches
  • Animal bedding

What goes in your food waste caddy

Food WasteFood Waste

  • Meat and fish - raw and cooked, including bones
  • Fruit and vegetables - raw, cooked and peelings
  • Dairy products e.g. cheese
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Uneaten food from your plates and dishes
  • Teabags, tea and coffee grounds
  • Egg shells

Please do not include:

  • Packaging of any sort
  • Plastic bags
  • Liquids
  • Oil or liquid fat
  • Newspaper or kitchen roll
  • Food in packets (e.g. out of date items)
  • Animal waste of any sort

Batteries go in your small white recycling bag


  • Household batteries:
    From small-cell hearing aid or watch batteries to square batteries and mobile phone batteries.
  • Expired smoke and CO2 alarms

Please do not include:

  • Car and motorcycle batteries
  • Batteries that contain fluid

What goes in your black bags/wheelie bin

Househol WasteHousehol Waste

  • General household rubbish which cannot be recycled

Please do not include:

  • Any waste which can be recycled
  • Business waste
  • Liquids
  • Soil or rubble
  • Car parts or tyres
  • Hazardous waste e.g. Asbestos
  • Clinical waste e.g. syringes
  • Electrical equipment or batteries

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