What can I put in my blue recycling bin?
- Anything not detailed on the image below
Please see below full details of what you can put in
your Blue Bin for recycling. A full size version of
this information can be viewed by selecting this link.
What happens if I place unacceptable material in the blue
We will not be able to empty your blue bin if it
contains material other than that detailed in the image
All recyclable material should be placed loose in your
blue bin. Please do not bag this material as our crews will not be
able to see the contents.
Unacceptable material causes problems at the recycling plant and
the whole load may be rejected and sent to landfill if there is too
much contaminated material within it. The cost of disposal must
then be borne by the tax payer. Obviously we are keen to avoid this
and our crews perform a visual check prior to emptying every blue
bin and will leave a notification on bins that contain unacceptable
material explaining why it could not be collected. If this material
is removed the bin will be emptied on your next scheduled
collection date. Our crews cannot remove unacceptable items
from the blue bin during collection.
Where do I leave my wheeled bin to be
On your day of collection, place your Blue
Bin at the edge of your property with the
handles facing the road. This should be no later than 7.00
am. Please do not leave bins on the footpath or grass
verge as this may cause an obstruction to pedestrians.
On what day will my collection be made?
Your Blue Bin will be collected on the same day as your green
bin. You can view your collection dates using our online Waste and Recycling Calendar. Alternatively,
please contact a member of staff.
What happens on Bank Holidays - are collections still
With the exception of the Christmas and New Year period,
collections will be made on Bank Holidays throughout the
year. Please consult your Waste and Recycling Calendar for
collection details over the Christmas and New Year period.
I have just moved to a new property / my existing blue bin has
been damaged or stolen
Please contact a member of staff.
I live in a flat and share a large bin with my neighbours
properties in the district already have a large blue bin which
can be used to recycle the items listed above.
What if I cannot move the blue bin to the kerbside for
We provide an assisted
collection free of charge for all of your waste and recycling
What if I cannot fit all of my recycling in the blue bin?
Please ensure that you flatten cardboard and squash plastic
bottles to fit as much material as possible in the blue bin. If you
regularly have additional recycling please contact us.
Where will material collected in my blue bin be sent for
All material collected in the blue bin will go to a
Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in Aldridge, West Midlands.
At this plant, material is separated and then sent on to
reprocessors where it is used to make a variety of recycled
Household Waste Collection
Waste and Recycling
Telephone: (01902) 696203
Fax: (01902) 846553