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Which Bag, Box or Bin?

Which bag, box or bin can my recycling and rubbish go in?

Containers Waste Collected
Greenbox Cans, Tins and Glass Fortnightly
Recycling Bag Hard Plastics (not to be mixed with paper and card) Fortnightly
Recycling Bag Paper and card (not to be mixed with hard plastics) Fortnightly
Garden waste wheelie bin (if live in the area covered by the scheme) leaves, grass, twigs, clippings, roots, shoots and weeds Fortnightly
Garden waste skips are available in 12 locations through out Eden. leaves, grass, twigs, clippings, roots, shoots and weeds Fortnightly
Blue bag Rubbish that cannot be recycled.
If you are not sure if it is rubbish see Eden Waste A-Z
Weekly

What items can I not put in my bag, box or bin to be collected?

Waste Who will take them
Clinical waste Clinical waste collection
garden rubbish for example:
  • tree stumps
  • garden ornaments
  • paving stones)
Household waste recycling centres
rubble Household waste recycling centres
building waste Household waste recycling centres
bricks, concrete Household waste recycling centres
vehicle batteries Household waste recycling centres
cans Household waste recycling centres
paint Household waste recycling centres
oil Household waste recycling centres

What if the item I have won't fit or can't go in a bag, box or bin collection?

Collection Waste
Electric Appliance All appliances larger than a small microwave including cookers.
Bulky waste
  • Armchairs
  • Bed bases, headboards and mattresses,
  • Bookcases (not glass fronted and must be freestanding),
  • Carpets and underlay
  • Chairs
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Dressing tables
  • Plastic Garden Furniture
  • Wooden Garden Furniture
  • Tables (not glass)
  • Three Piece Suites (=3 items)
  • Wardrobes (not glass fronted)

Furniture may be collected for free by Impact Furniture Services.

Clinical waste Domestic clinical waste

If you are unsure what to do with an item you no longer want or need see Eden Waste A-Z.

Blue bags put out for collection
Blue bag for rubbish
Bags and boxes
Bags and box for recycling
Garden wheelie bin set out for collection
Garden rubbish wheelie bin

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