What goes in your bins
Recycling is collected every week.
Every household, except people living in groups of properties with communal waste and recycling areas, is given two recycling boxes and we only collect from these boxes.
We’re now providing two different coloured recycling boxes to residents who request new or replacement boxes, to help you sort your recycling.
Put your house number on your boxes to help us return it to the correct property.
Sorting your box
Please sort your recycling boxes as this helps us collect your recycling more quickly and can reduce traffic congestion.
Box 1 (green)
- plastic – all rigid white, coloured or opaque plastic packaging
- metal – including foil, tins, cans, lids from jars and tin trays
- paper – including wrapping paper and Yellow Pages
- textiles, clothes and shoes – in a separate carrier bag with shoes tied in pairs
Plastic and metal packaging may be mixed together. Please separate all other materials.
Box 2 (black)
- all types of cardboard – corrugated and printed – flattened boxes and kitchen roll tubes
- cartons including tetrapaks (wash and squash)
- glass bottles and jars (rinse and make sure they are visible in your box and not in plastic bags)
- batteries – must be bagged
- mobile phones
- small electrical appliances – including all household appliances and IT/telecommunications equipment that are smaller than a standard domestic toaster – for example toasters, radios, clocks, laptops, keyboards, computer mouse, irons, watches, hair dryers, telephones.
Cardboard and cartons may be mixed together. Please separate all other materials.
If you only have one box please use untied carrier bags to separate materials so we can collect quicker.
Items we don’t collect
- flat glass, broken glass, pyrex, and light bulbs
- black plastic
- polystyrene (non-rigid expanded or foam types)
- plastic film, plastic wrapping and carrier bags
- spray paint or lighter fluid containers
- car batteries
- business waste
Recycling is sorted by hand. If these items are in your box we won’t empty it but will leave a note to explain why.sign in to MyAccount to ask for another recycling box
Recycling box nets
Recycling box nets are a great way to stop litter blowing around in the wind. They are available to buy for £2 at all of our libraries, the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare and at our Castlewood offices in Clevedon.
You can also buy a box net online from the Bins Direct website for £2.99.