Mixed recycling

4 commercial recycling bins of different sizes

Our mixed recycling service lets you safely and easily recycle dry mixed materials. We offer flexible collections from fortnightly or weekly, up to twice a week.

We have a range of bin sizes and if you're not sure what size bins to choose we can help you. If space is a problem you can have sacks for recycling. 


Bin sizes and price per lift

Mixed recycling bins are available in the following sizes:

Bin size Height Width Depth Holds Per lift to
31/03/2021
From 
01/04/21
240 Litre 1070 mm 570 mm 720 mm 3-4 sacks £4.00 £5.00
360 Litre 1115 mm 580 mm 870 mm 5-6 sacks £5.50 £6.50
660 Litre 1215 mm 1370 mm 770 mm 10-12 sacks £7.75 £9.00
1100 Litres 1465 mm 1370 mm 1070 mm 15-18 sacks £10.00 £12.00

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What can go in your mixed recycling?

A number of items can go into your mixed recycling BLUE bin, including:

  • Cardboard, magazines and paper, including phonebooks and catalogues
  • Shredded paper
  • Metal tins and cans, chocolate and biscuit tins 
  • Tin foil and foil trays
  • Plastic bottles 
  • Plastic tubs, trays and pots 
  • Drink cartons
  • Aerosols
  • Envelopes (including windows)

What don’t we accept?

Please note that we are not able to accept mixed recycling bins that include:

  • Food waste (wrapped or unwrapped)
  • Polystyrene/foam board
  • Glass of any type, including Pyrex, glass sheet and drinking glasses
  • Black sacks and bin bags
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Building supplies, including wood, paint
  • Carpet
  • Plastic toys
  • Tapes (VHS) and discs (CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray)

What happens to your mixed recycling?

Materials are collected and sent to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where they are sorted and sent to different manufacturers for repurpose.

Recycled materials are made into new products that are used here in the UK; for example, all newsprint is now made from 100 per cent recycled paper. The UK also exports recyclable materials to other countries, too.