Last Modified October 19, 2015
Recycle your newspapers and magazines
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:
*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):
Brown envelopes/brown paper/paper bags
Wrapping paper and greeting cards
Plastic 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.