The bag and box recycling collection scheme is available to every household in Eden. Each household is supplied with a sturdy plastic greenbox and two weather proof canvas bags, along with a calendar of collection dates and recycling information.
What do I put in the bags and green box?
Green box - glass and cans
Bags - hard plastics in one bag and paper and card in the other
bag (Please do not mix hard plastics with paper and card in a bag)
Larger pieces of cardboard packaging can be left by the bags for collection.
Why do we need to separate our recycling when it appears that glass, cans and plastic are all thrown in together?
Two additional Velcro lidded bags have been provided to each household to provide sufficient space for the recycled materials now collected at the kerbside. Paper and card are classed as 'fibre' materials and therefore need to be placed into a separate bag. Only plastics are to be placed into the other green bag where the lid will prevent high winds from dislodging empty containers.
Glass and cans are to be placed into the green box only, as the sharp edges of cans and any broken bottles may cause tears in the green bags and/or cause harm to the collection staff.
Glass, cans and plastics are collected in one half of the collection vehicle and paper/card in the other.
Where do I put the bags and box to be collected?
You set the bags and box on the kerbside or central collection point by 7am on the day of collection. They will be emptied, weather permitting, by our specially designed vehicles.
Will the bags and boxes be collected together?
Yes, you should set out your bags and box together on collection days, and they will be emptied by one collection crew.
How often will bags and boxes be collected?
Collections will be on a fortnightly basis and you will receive a calendar showing your collection dates.
Bag and box scheme issues
How to apply to be on the bag and box scheme
If you are new to the area or have just moved into a new property you will need to be registered to make use of this scheme. Please phone 01768 817817 to register or to check if you are already on the scheme. If your property is not on the scheme, we can register your interest and let you know when we can make provision for your recycling to be collected.
Will this scheme replace my blue bag?
No. We will still collect your blue bags as normal.
Can I still have an assisted collection?
Assisted collection are for households where no one is physically able to put the bags and box on the kerbside or at a central collection point. If you have an assisted collection already you will still get help.
For further information
Contact: Contract Officer
Telephone: 01768 817817
Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG