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Recyclable Products & Materials


Residents are encouraged to recycle their rubbish, but if unsure about an item, use general waste (red-lid) bin. Recycling is collected on a fortnightly basis.

What can we recycle?

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Envelopes (with or without windows)
  • Office paper
  • Cardboard
  • Egg cartons
  • Telephone books
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium and steel cans – all aerosol, food, baby formula, pet food, tuna, beverage cans and oil tins for example
  • Plastic bottles and containers

What can't we recycle?

  • Plastic bags (even if numbered)
  • Polystyrene foam/packing foam (even if numbered)
  • Syringes
  • Toys
  • Bottle lids
  • Pizza boxes
  • Tissue paper, paper towel
  • Meat trays
  • Waxed fruit boxes 
  • Waxed cartons (milk cartons, take-away coffee mugs)
  • 'Tetra-Paks' (paper & foil fruit juice, milk 'bricks' for example)
  • Plastic plant pots (even if numbered)
  • Plates/crockery
  • Mirror/window glass
  • Batteries
  • Paint tins

Most household packaging waste is recyclable and need not to end up in your garbage bin. You can reduce the volume of waste created in the home simply by using our service to recycle as much as you can. Recycling will also help to conserve our environment and reclaim valuable resources.

Did you know that every tonne of recycled paper used saves 13 trees, 2.5 barrels of oil, 4,100kWh of electricity, 4 cubic metres of landfill and 31,780 litres of water?