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Empty and rinse all containers before putting them in the bin.
Flatten cardboard boxes.
You can recycle the lids of glass and plastic bottles, but please remove them first.
The film lids on plastic pots, tubs and trays can’t be recycled. Please remove these and throw them away.
You don’t need to remove the labels on jars and bottles.
We will collect your recycling every week on your collection day.
Leave your recycling bin at the edge of your property on, or by, the pavement before 6am on your collection day. If you live in a block of flats or on an estate, put your recycling in the communal bins.
aluminium and steel cans
clean silver foil
metal takeaway containers
empty aerosol cans.
food containers, such as yoghurt pots, fruit punnets and ice cream tubs
meat, fish and ready meal trays
plastic takeaway containers
clear and coloured plastic bottles including shampoo, fizzy drinks, milk cartons and cleaning products.
glass bottles such as wine, olive oil, and perfume
glass jars, including clear and coloured glass.
newspapers and magazines
envelopes, greeting cards and junk mail
telephone directories and catalogues
cardboard, including cereal and egg boxes
Please do not put the following items in your green bin as they cannot be recycled:
hard plastics e.g. Tupperware
clear and coloured plastic bags e.g. carrier bags, sandwich bags and black bin liners
clear plastic film e.g. cling film, ready meal film lids
textiles e.g. old clothes, scrap material
toilet roll, wallpaper, wet or dirty paper and cardboard
window glass, broken glass, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, Pyrex and ceramics
laminated or waxed paper
food and drink cartons, such as soup, juice packs and Tetra Pak
Many of the items listed above can be taken to the reuse and recycling centre in New Cross.
Only put items that can be recycled in your recycling bin. If your recycling bin contains non-recyclable items or food and garden waste we will not be able to collect it.
If you keep contaminating your recycling bin, we will take it away. For more information, read our service standards.
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