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Blue box

Last Modified April 24, 2014
 

Recycle your newspapers and magazines

blue-box

 

Week 1 black bin and blue box, Week 2 green bin and brown bin/black box

 

 

 

 

Your blue box is collected every fortnight on the same day as your black bin. See collections and calendar for details.

You can put the following in your blue box:

YES PLEASE

 newspapers and magazine

 junk mail  Yellow Pages

   office paper

a green tickNewspapers and magazines a green tickJunk mail and envelopes* a green tickLeaflets, catalogues and directories a green tickWhite paper, including shredded paper**

*Please try and remove plastic windows from envelopes and put them in the black bin.

**Wrap shredded paper in newspaper or put it in a carrier bag and attach it to your blue box. Alternatively shredded paper used for animal bedding can go in your green bin but must go in loose.

Please don't put the following in your blue box (the information in brackets is where items should go):

NO THANKS
  brown envelopes greetings cards and wrapping paper    cardboard   Plastic Bags

a red crossBrown envelopes/brown paper/paper bags 

(black bin)

a red crossWrapping paper and greeting cards

(black bin)

a red crossCardboard

(brown bin)

a red crossPlastic wrapping or bags

(brown bin but they must be put in loose/empty)

 

Frequently asked questions

 

I live in a flat, can I recycle?
Please see Recycling in flats

What happens to everything I put in my blue box?
Please read What happens to my recycling? 

What should I do if all my paper doesn’t fit in my blue box?
We want you to recycle as much as you can. You can put any extra paper into carrier bags and put it out alongside your box on  collection day.

 

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