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Your Guide to Recycling and Waste Collection is available to download


What can I put in my blue recycling bin?


Yes Please

No Thanks

  • Blue BinPaper

  • Cardboard

  • Glass

  • Cans

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

  • Cartons

  • Food
  • Wood
  • Polystyrene
  • Nappies
  • Clothing/textiles
  • Ceramics
  • 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 bin?

Aldridge MRF


We will not be able to empty your blue bin if it contains material other than that detailed in the image above.


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 collected?


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 made?


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


Flats bin areaPlease contact a member of staff.


I live in a flat and share a large bin with my neighbours


All communal 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 collection?


We provide an assisted collection free of charge for all of your waste and recycling containers.



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 recycling?


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 products.


Household Waste Collection

Garden Waste

Waste and Recycling Calendar

Assisted Collections


Telephone: (01902) 696203
Fax: (01902) 846553

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