These are the containers to use for your weekly recycling collections.
Please leave your recycling and waste at the edge of your property by 7am on your collection day so that it can be seen by the crews. Please don’t put it out any earlier than 7pm the night before.
Residents who live in flats with communal bins should familiarise themselves with their local collection arrangements.
Don’t forget that if you regularly recycle more than you can fit in your containers, please call 01656 643643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more for free.
The orange fabric sack is where you should put all of your cardboard.
If you have any extra large pieces of cardboard, please place them next to your orange sack ready for collection.
The white fabric sack is where you can recycle paper.
Recycling just one glossy magazine saves enough energy to boil a kettle nine times!
You can recycle plastics using your blue fabric sack.
Plastic bottles don’t just get recycled into more plastic bottles. They can actually be recycled into t-shirts, fleeces, furniture and children’s toys too.
Research by recycling experts WRAP Cymru into the contents of an average landfill bag in Bridgend County Borough last year found that at least half of the waste being thrown out could have been recycled, and that most of it was leftover food.
To recycle food waste, simply empty it into the small brown caddy which should be lined with a green compostable bag. When bags are full, tie them up and place them in the larger brown caddy ready for collection.
Don’t forget to recycle leftovers or uneaten food that may be lurking at the back of your fridge. Just remove any packaging first, and recycle that too if possible!
The black caddy is for recycling your glass bottles and glass jars.
Glass can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing quality!