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.

You can check the status of your collection, find out what you can and can't put in your bin, download collection calendars and report any problems on the waste and recycling pages in myCrawley.

Problems or changes

If you know you were due a collection and think we have missed your bin, you can tell us online. We can check the status of your collection in real time and let you know if there was a problem with your bin.

Missed collections must be reported within 72 hours of your scheduled collection day. Reports will not be accepted after this point.

Check the status of your bin collection Report a missed bin

If your bin is broken, missing or the wrong size, you can request a bin change online.

Request a bin change

What we collect from your home

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 is also available if you live in a flat with communal bins. Do ensure only acceptable items are left next to your bins in a clearly labelled standard sized carrier bag.

We will collect

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

We won’t collect

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