Blue bag

blue bag

Important information:

  • we stopped replacing blue boxes in April 2014, please place all cardboard and paper in the blue bag together.
  • additional recycling that won't fit inside your blue bag, can be presented inside suitable bags or if you are able to, please flatten/rip your cardboard down to the size of your blue bag then fold this flat and secure it under your blue bag when presenting for scheduled collection.
  • please do not put cardboard/paper in black sacks as this is associated with refuse and if the crew can't see what  has been presented, they will not be able to take the additional bags.
  • if you have additional cardboard/paper on a regular basis, complete our online form to request an additional blue bag.
  • the crew will empty the paper/cardboard out of the blue bag into a separate wheelie bin, this is then emptied into the vehicle.

Download the information leaflet explaining what goes in your bins and containers


We take:

  • cardboard
  • catalogues
  • comics
  • greeting cards
  • junk mail
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • phone directories (for example yellow pages)
  • shredded paper
  • toilet/kitchen roll tubes.

We can't take:

  • wallpaper
  • waxed cardboard (fruit juice/long life milk cartons)
  • pizza takeaway boxes.

Is your item not listed above?

If you are still unsure of what to put in each bin, please search our A to Z directory of recycling and rubbish, which provides a whole range of individual household items with details of how to dispose or recycle them.

View information about our household recycling centres if you have extra rubbish or recycling

Last updated: 23/07/2021 15:03

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