Recycling - kerbside service

Blue lidded recycling wheeled bin and caddies

We provide wheeled bins with an inner caddy for recycling to all homes in the borough. The lid of the wheeled bin is blue. 

The combined use of the 'wheeled bin with inner caddy' keeps the paper/cardboard separate. This is to ensure materials are of a higher quality and reduces the cost of the service to the borough. Sorting, storing and moving the recycling is a much easier and cleaner process for everyone using this combination of containers.


There are two sizes of recycling wheeled bins and caddies:

  • 240 litre bin with a 55 litre inner caddy (this is the standard size)
  • 140 litre bin with a 19 litre inner caddy (this is the slim size)

The above bins are the same height. The standard size will suit the majority of homes (240 litre bins is the standard size for the black refuse bins and the brown garden waste bins). If the slim recycling bin and caddy is more suitable then please contact us.

Keep the caddy in the bin

The caddy is designed to sit on the rim of the wheeled bin. There is no need for residents to lift the caddy in and out of the wheeled bin. The crew will lift out the caddies and put them back in the correct place. Please note: the caddy is not designed to stand on the floor.

Extra sets of recycling containers available without charge

If you have lots to recycle then we are happy to provide extra sets of bins with caddies free of charge.

Wash your recycling items prior to disposal

This helps in the following ways:

  • Keeps your wheeled bin clean
  • Reduces smells
  • Makes the recycling process cleaner
  • The quality is not spoilt by dirty items

If possible, squash items like plastic milk bottles so they take up less room in your recycling containers.

You can telephone our customer services department on 01455 238141 or alternatively use our contact form.

Last updated:‎17‎/‎08‎/‎2017‎ ‎09‎:‎20‎