What you can do to help
Sometimes it's hard to get all your waste into the containers - particularly around Christmas.
So take a few steps to make sure your waste doesn't escape before the crews get a chance to collect it.
Please separate your glass bottles from your plastic bottles and cans
This makes hand sorting each material easier and quicker for the crews. It also means are crews are quicker on the move to improve traffic. You can request a extra red box.
Many customers already do this and the crews really appreciate your efforts - thank you!
Please don’t put recycling in plastic bags
Due to the way we process your recycling from the 31st July 2015, we're no longer able to accept recycling in plastic bags, find out why. If you require extra boxes or bags for your recycling you can order them online or call 01530 454572
Textiles can be placed in plastic carrier bags, as they don't go through the same sorting same process as the rest of your recycling. We legally cannot collect textiles in charity bags, so please leave them in a plastic carrier bag next to your red box and blue bag for us to collect.
Please squash and squeeze your plastic bottles and metal cans
Flattening plastic bottles and metal cans can double the amount of recycling that will fit in your red box and in the recycling vehicle
This means fewer trips to unload, less mileage, less fuel, and fewer emissions.
The lids should be fitted tightly, and the flaps on the paper and cardboard bags can be fastened using the Velcro strap. If you just need a lid you can order one online.
Last updated: Tue 22 September, 2015 @ 16:30