Plastic recycling in a green bagRubbish, waste and recycling

Food waste digesters

Will soon be available to residents from just £15.  You can place all your food waste into these containers; including cooked food and bones - some even produce a compost for use in your garden.  Look out for the special offers on this website  and in the local press.

We are always keen to here your views on our services and welcome your support in making any improvements. Please take the time to complete this short neighbourhood and recycling survey

Kerbside Recycling Survey – please complete this short survey and help us to improve our service

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Thank You

We are now recycling 45% of all your household rubbish! We would like to thank you for your help in continuing to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, which helps towards keeping the cost of your Council tax down.  For advice on how and when to put your refuse and recycling out for collection, please refer to our downloadable document below. 

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerReusable gull-proof sack leaflet in PDF format45 Kb6 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerHow and when to put your refuse and recycling out for collection in PDF format72 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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