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Recycling bin FAQs

Your Recycling Bin

Your 240L yellow wheelie bin for recycling will be collected fortnightly. It will take plastic bottles and containers (1, 2 & 5), paper, cardboard, tins and cans. All these items need to be clean, otherwise they can't be recycled. Some common items that cannot be recycled are: tissues, paper towels, all lids, plastics 3,4,6 & 7, tin foil, polystyrene, clothes, coffee cups, and juice cartons. See more details below or contact us if you are ever unsure and want to check.

The Ministry for the Environment has put out some helpful information about kerbside recycling here:

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FAQs - recycling bin
How come my new recycling bin is second hand?

 If you receive a bin that is scuffed or scraped, it might be a second hand one. All the second hand bins have been given a once over, and any that were damaged have been removed from circulation, and the good ones are being re-used. The whole point of this service is about reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill – so we’re not sending any perfectly good bins to landfill.

The charges in your rates are to fund the collection and disposal of your waste – they are not for new bins.