Kerbside Recycling Services

You can now recycle card and paper from around your home

All homes in Worcestershire have the same recycling service using a GREEN bin or a clear sack (if you are not able to have a wheelie bin).

This page lists all the materials that can be recycled through your kerbside collection and at EnviroSort, the recycling plant. If your kerbside collection is done via a sack please do not put glass bottles and jars into the sack-please recycle via local recycling centres or your nearest Household Recycling Centre

Make sure your recycling is clean – a quick rinse under the tap to remove any residue will do.

Make sure your recycling is loose - please don’t put it in a plastic bag and put the bag in your bin.

Check before your chuck – if in doubt, leave it out!

Household metal packaging


Household metal packaging

You can recycle

Food tins
Pet food tins
Drinks cans
Aerosols
Sweet & biscuit tins
Metal lids from jars & bottles

Please remember

FOOD AND DRINKS CANS ONLY
No other types of metals e.g. saucepans, cutlery, tools etc
Please don't flatten cans
Please make sure all items are clean
Push sharp lids into cans
Separate plastic lids off aerosols and put them in your recycling bin loose
NO FOIL – this can be taken to your nearest Household Recycling Centre
NO FOIL POUCHES OR COFFEE PODS – these need to go in your black/grey bin.
NO CRISP PACKETS OR SWEET WRAPPERS
NO GAS BOTTLES

TIP: Labels can be left on

Mixed glass


Mixed glass

You can recycle

Glass food and drinks bottles
Glass food and drinks jars
Fragrance bottles
Moisturiser jars
Make up jars

Please remember

GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS ONLY
NO DRINKING GLASSES, PYREX, WINDOW GLASS ETC
NO NAIL VARNISH BOTTLES

Make sure all items are clean
Pump tops need to be removed and put in your black/grey bin
If your kerbside collection is done via a sack, please do not put glass in. Glass recycling points are available at the Household Recycling Centres
TIP – No need to remove labels
TIP – Lids can be left on
TIP – All colours of glass are accepted

Household plastic packaging


Household plastics

You can recycle

All plastic bottles e.g.

Soft drinks
Milk/juice
Detergent/fabric conditioner
Cleaning spray
Bleach
Shampoo and conditioner
Shower gel

Plastic tubs e.g.

Margarine
Ice cream

Plastic pots e.g.

Yoghurt
Cream
Jelly
Custard

Plastic trays e.g.

Fruit punnets
Meat trays
Ready meal trays
Cake trays
Egg boxes

Please remember

NO BLACK PLASTIC
Please wash out where possible
Don't flatten plastic packaging
Bottle tops can be included – just screw the lid back onto the bottle after you've cleaned it
NO PUMP TOPS
NO FILM, FOIL ETC
NO PLASTIC BAGS
NO CRISP WRAPPERS OR SWEET WRAPPERS
NO PLANT POTS
NO HARD PLASTICS
e.g. children's toys, garden containers, bins, water butts etc
**SEE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON RECYCLING SOME DIFFICULT TO RECYCLE PLASTICS**

Mixed paper


Mixed paper

You can recycle

Newspaper & magazines
Phonebooks
Catalogues/brochures
Junk mail/leaflets
Letters
Greetings cards
Envelopes
Shredded paper (contained within another paper item e.g. cereal box, envelope, paper bag)

Please remember

Keep paper flat
Remove any plastic wrappers
NO GLITTERY CARDS OR WRAPPING PAPER
NO METALLIC/ FILM COATED WRAPPING PAPER
NO DIRTY/ STAINED PAPER

NO STICKY PAPER e.g labels
TIP – you can compost your shredded paper in your home compost bin too!

Cardboard


cardboard

You can recycle

Cardboard packing
Cereal boxes
Ready meal card sleeves
Egg boxes
Kitchen roll tubes
Toilet roll tubes
Toothpaste boxes
Dishwater tablet boxes
Pet food boxes

Please remember

Flatten cardboard boxes and tubes
NO CONTAMINATED PACKAGING e.g. food waste in takeaway pizza boxes
Remove inner packaging – film, bags and polystyrene need to go into your black/grey bin

Cartons


Cartons

You can recycle

Milk/juice/smoothies
Fabric conditioner
Soup/passata
Custard
UHT milk

Please remember

Please flatten cartons
Remove lids-these can be put into your recycling bin separately
TIP – plastic spouts can be left on

 

For an A-Z of recycling and how to dispose of most household items go to Severn Waste 

For information on where you recycling goes go to Severn Waste Envirosort

We realise that some residents would like to recycle more than just their plastic bottle, tubs, pots and trays, and there are other options;

Difficult to recycle packaging:

Biscuit and cracker wrappers as well as pouches containing coffee, pet food and baby food are not acceptable in your green bin. Howver some difficult to recycle items are collected by a company called TerraCycle. They offer free recycling schemes, funded by the manufacturers and retailers around the world, to help you collect and recycle your hard to recycle waste. As well as removing the waste from your bin you can earn rewards for your school or favourite not-for-profit organisation.

Polythene

Polyprint based in Norwich will accept polythene products for recycling. They can accept the following items:

  • bags used to cover electrical appliances or furniture
  • bread bags (shaken out)
  • bin bags (clean)
  • bubblewrap
  • outers from can/drink multipacks and plastic joining rings
  • carrier bags (not those labelled compostable/biodegradable)
  • cling film (clean)
  • courier bags (without paper labels)
  • mailing wrappers (without paper labels)
  • polythene recycling categories 2 and 4 (as marked on the film)
  • supermarket fruit & vegetable bags
  • toilet roll or nappy pack outers

Please post them to

Polyprint
Earl Road
Rackheath Industrial Estate
Rackheath
Norwich NR13 6NT

Please make sure you put the correct postage on (any envelopes without the correct postage on will be sent to landfill), put your contact details on and mark the envelope "FOR RECYCLING".