Blue Bag and Blue Bin Collections


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    Why has the recycling service changed?Your bin service - coronavirus updates

    Your new blue bag is for paper and cardboard only. 

    It will enable us to improve the quality of the recycling we collect in the borough and for all recyclable materials to be processed in the UK.

    The bag should be put out for collection alongside the blue bin. The existing paper caddy will no longer be used.

    If you need an additional blue bag for paper and cardboard please email with your address details.

    Due to the coronavirus we have been unable to send out the comprehensive information booklet and calendar yet.  But you can download the relevant pages from the booklet below:

    Blue BAGBlue BIN

    There are some items that you can no longer put in the blue bin, the following should now all be put in the green bin:

    • Carrier or plastic bags
    • Crisp bags and sweet wrappers
    • Cellophane and food wrapping
    • Waxed cartons eg Fruit juice or long life milk
    • Black plastic trays
    • Hard plastic – toys, buckets etc

    The contents of your green bin are not sent to landfill – please see for further information.

    Do you live in a flat with a bin store or communal collection point?

    Don’t worry that you have not had a blue bag – we are making different arrangements for flats with bin stores or communal collection points.  We will shortly be sending out letters explaining your new arrangements for recycling paper and card.  Larger grey bins with blue lids, marked as paper and card only, will be delivered to your bin stores over the next few weeks – start using them as soon as they arrive.  In the meantime, continue with your current arrangements as your recycling will still be collected and sorted properly.

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