Paper/Card - Newspaper/magazines, catalogues, telephone directories, junk mail, writing paper, shredded paper, envelopes, food and drink cartons, cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, toilet roll/kitchen roll tubes, egg boxes, ready meal sleeves


Plastic - Plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, plastic punnets/ready meal trays, plastic coat hangers, plastic film


Metals - Food and drink cans, aerosols, jam jar lids, foil

Blue bags are collected every fortnight. You can check your collection date on our website, just put your postcode in the box at the bottom of this page. Once you’ve done that you’ll also be able to download a copy of your recycling/bin collection calendar for your area.

There is no limit on the number of blue bags you can place for collection

We’d like to encourage everyone to recycle. Not everybody will go out and pick up bags at one of our local outlets. By providing all households with three rolls everyone should have enough to recycle all year. Of course, if you run out, then you can pick up more from one of our outlets.

Blue bags will be delivered between November 2018 and the end of March 2019. 

You can track your delivery and check for updates on our website. If you run out of blue bags before your expected delivery date, please visit your nearest blue bag outlet.

Blue bags will be left within the boundary of your property, or at your usual bin collection point

Check the blue bag delivery tracker to find out if your address has been delivered to. If your address has been delivered to but you have not received your bags, please let us know by completing our missed delivery form.

Your neighbours may be on a different delivery route to you. Houses across the road or further down the street can often be on different delivery routes. Therefore, you could receive them at different times. Use the blue bag delivery tracker to check when your bags will be delivered.

If it shows that you should have received your blue bags, please let us know by completing our missed delivery form.

We ask wardens to take delivery of blue bags for all residents or arrange for us to have access so that we can deliver them.

Use the blue bag delivery tracker to check if you should have received them. If it shows that you should have received your blue bags please speak to your warden in the first instance and following that, please let us know by completing our missed delivery form.

For any new housing sites with sections of the site that are still under construction, we will ask the developer to take the delivery and issue bags to residents.

Use the blue bag delivery tracker to check if you should have received them. If it shows that you should have received your blue bags please speak to the developer in the first instance and following that, please let us know by completing our missed delivery form.

If your collection point is usually at the end of the lane, we will place the bags there. 
If you use a bunker we will leave the bags inside the bunker. 
If you use a wheelie bin we will leave the bags next to the bin.

We have 12 outlets across the County, you can also pick up blue bags from our mobile libraries. Some outlets are open late evenings and weekends. Full details of their location and opening times are available below.

No, blue bags are issued for household recycling only. All businesses have a duty of care to dispose of their waste appropriately through a commercial waste agreement with a registered waste carrier.