Your Recycling Containers

These are the containers you’ll be using for your recycling, which will continue to be collected weekly.

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 will continue to recycle their materials in the same way.

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Don’t forget that if you regularly recycle more than you can fit in your containers, please call 01656 643643 or email recyclingandwaste@bridgend.gov.uk to request more for free.

NEW

Cardboard: Orange sack

Replacing one black box, the NEW orange fabric sack is where you should put all of your cardboard.

Tick Yes please:
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Egg boxes
  • Birthday cards
  • Waxed drinks cartons (tetra packs)
Cross No thanks:
  • Paper
Cardboard Sack
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If you have any extra large pieces of cardboard, please place them next to your orange sack ready for collection.

NEW

Paper: White Sack

Replacing your other black box, the NEW white fabric sack is where you can recycle paper.

Tick Yes please:
  • Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Telephone directories
  • Catalogues (please remove any cardboard covers)
  • Shredded paper (small amounts)
  • Junk mail (including envelopes)
Cross No thanks:
  • Wallpaper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen roll
  • Card
Paper Sack
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Recycling just one glossy magazine saves enough energy to boil a kettle nine times!

Plastics and metals: Blue sack

You’ll also get a new blue fabric sack to replace your old worn one. This is where you can recycle plastics and metals.

Tick Yes please:
  • Plastic bottles including milk, drink, shampoo bottles
  • Food containers including yoghurt pots and margarine tubs
  • Plastic cups
  • Non-black food trays
  • Punnets
  • Aerosols (empty)
  • Foil trays and containers
  • Food tins
  • Drink cans
Cross No thanks:
  • Black plastic
  • Plastic bags including carrier bags, bread bags and frozen food bags
  • Plastic film, cling film and wrappers e.g. sweet and biscuit wrappers
  • Crisp packets/paper backed foil e.g. foil pouches
  • Bubble wrap
  • CD/DVD and video cases
  • Polystyrene
  • Toys and other hard plastic
  • Plant pots
  • Spray paint
  • Gas canisters
Plastics and metals Sack
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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.

Food waste: Brown caddies

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.

Tick Yes please:
  • Cooked and uncooked food
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Bones
  • Peelings
  • Tea bags
  • Pet food
Cross No thanks:
  • Garden waste
  • Cut flowers
Food Caddie
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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!

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Glass: Black caddy

This NEW caddy is for recycling your glass bottles and glass jars.

Tick Yes please:
  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
Cross No thanks:
  • Ceramics and china
  • Drinking glasses
  • Glass panes
  • Pyrex
  • Light bulbs
Glass Caddie
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Glass can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing quality!