Recycling and textiles

Household recycling is collected fortnightly. Wheeled recycling bins provided by the council are green, with a red lid.

Bins must be out ready for collection by 7.30am on your collection day.

Ensure only clean, dry and loose items are placed into your REDtop recycling bin.

We will collect

  • Cartons, e.g. milk, juice
  • Catalogues and magazines
  • Cereal and egg boxes
  • Empty aerosols
  • Foil containers and tin foil
  • Food and drink cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers
  • Paper and envelopes
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic tubs, trays and containers
  • Telephone directories
  • Books (only a few to not make the bin too heavy)

We won’t collect

  • Batteries
  • Crisp packets
  • Crockery
  • Drinking glasses
  • Electrical items
  • Metallic food pouches
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bags or film
  • Plastic toys, furniture
  • Plant pots and trays
  • Polystyrene
  • Pyrex glass
  • Shredded paper

Textiles collections

Dry, clean, unwanted textiles can be put next to your REDtop bin in tied carrier bags for collection. Please only present small amounts at a time as space on the vehicles is limited and do clearly label any bags presented. You can download and print a label from the bottom of this page or you can make your own.

They will be taken once a fortnight, along with your recycling bin on your scheduled collection day.

This service isn’t available if you live in a flat with large communal bins. Use charity shops, textile clothing banks or the Recycling centre instead. 

We are beginning to extend this service out to flats with communal bins during 2021/22. Please wait to be contacted directly regarding this, in the meantime please use charity shops, textile clothing banks or the Recycling centre instead.

We will collect

  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Curtains
  • Bed sheets
  • Blankets
  • Towels

We won’t collect

  • Duvets
  • Pillows
  • Rugs and carpets
  • Charity bags or black sacks