Mixed recycling banks

Mixed recycling banks

You can use our 1100 litre mixed reycling banks if you live:

  • on an estate
  • in a mansion block
  • in a flat

To use the banks:

  • you don't need to separate items
  • don't use recycling bags - put items straight into the bank

We usually empty the banks once a week.

The flaps on recycling banks are kept locked to prevent contamination of the bank.

Before you recycle

Before you recycle, make sure all items are:

  • clean
  • dry
  • empty


  • wash anything that's had food or drink in it
  • flatten cardboard and cartons
  • squash plastic bottles (you can keep plastic lids on)

We recycle

  • card, cardboard, unshredded paper, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, telephone directories and envelopes
  • glass containers, bottles and jars (take metal lids off and put them loose in your recycling)
  • food and drink cartons including Tetra Pak type food and drink cartons
  • metal containers, tins and cans
  • plastic containers, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

We don't recycle

  • food waste
  • garden waste
  • clothes, shoes or textiles
  • other plastics including carrier bags, polystyrene or cling film
  • wood, building or DIY materials
  • foil or metals (other than cans)
  • shredded paper
  • nappies including used nappies
  • broken glass or Pyrex glass
  • light bulbs
  • batteries
  • aerosol cans

Order a reusable recycling bag

If you live on an estate, a mansion block or in a flat we can send you a reusable recycling bag to carry your recycling to the banks.

 Order a recycling bag.