Blue bags - Recycling

You can put out as many blue bags as you like. Please keep all your recyclables dry and clean. Remember to wash and squash. Never put glass in your blue bags as it is dangerous for our workers. Broken glass can also contaminate the blue bag which means it can no longer be sent for recycling. Please take your glass bottles and jars to your local recycling centre/bottle bank. If you are unable to do this, then wrap carefully and place in your black bags. All recycling bags with the wrong items in will be marked with a sticker and left behind.

What goes in my blue bag?

Yes put it in...

  • 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

No leave it out...

  • Tissues/Kitchen roll, food soaked card, saucepans, scrap metal, plastic bags, polystyrene, wallpaper, paint tins, clothes/shoes, glass, toys, wooden coat hangers, electrical items, video cassettes, CDs/DVDs, garden waste, nappies/sanitary products, pet food pouches/tray.

How to get blue bags

Blue bags are now delivered annually from December - February. Three rolls are delivered to each property. If you run out, you can get more from our mobile libraries or from one of the following outlets:

Page updated on: 12/10/2018