Communal recycling (flats)

If you live in a flat you may have communal recycling, this means you have bins instead of boxes to present your recycling in and will share the recycling bins with other tenants.
The number of bins will depend on the number of flats they service.
If you believe more recycling facilities are need please contact your management company and ask them to contact us with your requests.

Glass:

  • Clean glass jars and bottles (any colour)

Please put the above items in the bin with the below label on:

 

Plastic, cans, aerosols, foil and cartons:

  • Clean food tins
  • Drink cans (make sure they're completely empty)
  • Plastic bottles (rinse and squash)
  • Bleach and detergent bottles (empty with lids on)
  • Bottles with a trigger spray (rinse, squash bottle where possible)
  • Toiletry bottles
  • Cartons such as Tetra Pak for milk, juice, soup (please rinse and squash)
  • Household aerosols - must be empty with lids removed (lids can be recycled in the box)
  • Mixed plastic containers such as meat trays, fruit punnets, yoghurt pots, butter and ice cream tubs, sweet tubs
  • Aluminium foil and food trays - takeaway containers, pie cases, pet food trays, foil lids, kitchen foil (please rinse to remove food). Scrunch foil lids, confectionery and kitchen foil together to make a larger ball​

Please put the above items in the bin with the below label on:

 

Paper, card and cardboard:

  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Phone directories, including Yellow Pages
  • Catalogues and paperback books
  • Junk-mail, letters and cards
  • Thin card egg boxes
  • Envelopes
  • Cereal and thin​ card food packaging
  • Corrugated cardboard including mail-order packaging
  • Sachet pet food boxes
  • Washing powder boxes
  • Clean pizza boxes (make sure all food is removed)

Please put the above items in the bin with the below label on:

 

Food waste:

  • Meat & Fish (raw and cooked including bones)
  • Dairy products
  • Cooked and raw fruit and vegetables
  • Bread, cakes and pasta
  • Uneaten food from plates
  • Tea bags/leaves
  • Coffee grounds
  • ​Eggs/egg shell
  • Cereals

Please put the above items in the bin with the below label on:

 

 



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