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Blue recycling bag

Recycling and rubbish collections update

Summary of changes to rubbish and recycling collection times:

  • Collections now start an hour earlier from 6am
  • Crews may arrive earlier or later in the day than previously
  • Collection times are likely to vary throughout the summer
Read more about changes to collection times

We are reviewing our operating times to help our crews during the hot weather. Rubbish and recycling collections will now start from 6am (instead of 7am) and will finish later than usual.

Please ensure your containers are at the front edge of your property by 6am on your collection day or from 8pm the night before.

Collection times are likely to vary on your collection day and you may need to leave your bins out longer than normal. Once containers have been emptied please bring them back in as soon as possible on your collection day to help keep your street tidy.

Find out how to use your blue recycling bag, what we collect and when we collect your bag.

We collect your recycling every week. Find out when your next collection day is using our collection day finder.

Using your blue recycling bag

WarningIf you live in a flat, you may have communal recycling bins instead of a blue recycling bag.

To help us collect your blue recycling bag, please take note of the following guidelines:

  • remove all plastic, sticky tape and polystyrene before putting out for recycling
  • flatten, fold or cut your cardboard so that it’s no bigger than 45cm square 
  • keep cardboard separate from paper (we recycle this separately).

What goes in your blue recycling bag

Blue recycling bags are for cardboard recycling. For a complete list of items we collect, please see our recycling A-Z page.

Moving home

If you move, you must leave your blue recycling bag at your old home.