Blue Sack

Each household should have a blue sack and are provided free of charge to all households and emptied weekly. Your blue sack will need to be ready at the kerbside by 7am on your scheduled collection day.


How to order

If you would like new, additional or replacement blue sack(s) please order online. 

Order recycling containers


Yes please:

  • 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
  • Shredded paper – in a sealed paper bag, envelope, a thin card box e.g. cereal packet (please do not put in loose or a plastic bag, as it won't be collected)
  • Corrugated cardboard including mail-order packaging
  • Sachet pet food boxes
  • Washing powder boxes
  • Clean pizza boxes (make sure all food is removed)

Wet cardboard will be collected but whenever possible we encourage residents to break cardboard up and put it inside the blue sack with the lid closed, keeping it as dry as possible.  This allows us to process it easily and obtain the best market values for it

If needed you can have more than 1 blue sack. Extra cardboard will be accepted if it’s cut down to the size of a blue sack, bundled neatly with polystyrene removed


No thanks:

  • Photographs 
  • Polystyrene
  • Bubblewrap
  • Wallpaper
  • Hardback books
  • Shiny foil or glitter wrapping paper, cards or gift tags
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes that have not been flattened and broken up
  • Greasy cardboard/paper

Large amounts of cardboard should be taken to a local ​household recycling centre.​