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Recycling bin

Green bin or black box

Your green wheelie bin is for recycling and is collected fortnightly. If you live in a house that has no room for a bin, you can have a black box for your recycling.

Please make sure all the bottles and containers/tins are empty and place them into your recycling bin loose, without any plastic bags or sacks.

What you can put in

  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic meat trays
  • fruit and vegetable punnets
  • plastic bottles
  • yoghurt pots and plastic tubs
  • newspaper and magazines
  • leaflets and envelopes
  • cardboard packaging
  • flattened cardboard
  • cans and tins
  • metal bottle tops and jar lids
  • kitchen foil and foil trays
  • empty aerosol cans

What you cannot put in

  • plastic sacks and carrier bags
  • nappies
  • food waste
  • cling film and plastic films
  • crisp packets
  • cartons
  • bread bags
  • polystyrene
  • textiles, shoes or clothes
  • electrical items
  • batteries
  • pet food pouches

What happens to your recycling

Mixed recycling is taken to a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Crayford. Once at Crayford the mixed recycling is sorted into specific categories such as paper, card, glass, plastic, and metals which are baled and sent to suppliers to be made into new products.

Learn more about recycling

Educational visits

If you are a school, community group or run a Cub or Brownie pack, we can give talks and presentations. Topics include recycling, composting and littering.

If your group would like to organise a litter pick, we can give advice, equipment and even help collect the rubbish.

If you'd like to organise a litter pick or are interested in our educational visits email

Eco Schools

Eco Schools is a programme for schools which aims to raise awareness of sustainable development issues, to find out more you can take a look on the Keep Britain Tidy website.