Recycling bags and box collection
Recycling green plastic box one box for cans, tins and glass.
- One bag for hard plastics such as plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, plastic food trays, tubs and containers.
- One bag for paper and card.
Please do not put paper /card and plastics in the same bag.
Check your recycling calendar for fortnightly collection dates.
Garden waste collection
Only available in certain areas in Eden.
Garden waste green wheelie bin for leaves, grass, twigs, clippings, roots, shoots and weeds.
Please do not put soil, compost, grass sods or turf in your garden waste.
Check your recycling calendar for garden waste collection dates, which vary from fortnightly in summer to monthly in winter.
Blue bag refuse collection
Blue refuse bag for refuse you cannot recycle. Each household receives up to two replacement blue bags during the refuse collection.
Blue refuse bags collection is on the same day each week, although this may alter over the Christmas holidays.
Where to recycle other items
Consult the recycling and waste A-Z, to see if an item can be recycled.
Items you can't put in bags, box or bin
- Garden waste: for example, tree stumps, garden ornaments paving stones.
- Building waste: for example, rubble, bricks, concrete.
- Vehicle batteries.
- Paint and paint cans.
- Oil and oil cans.
Take items to household waste recycling centres you can't put in your bags, box or bin.
Items too big to go in a bag, box or bin
Book a bulky waste collection, to collect any furniture from the list below you don't want.
- Bed bases
- Bed headboards
- Carpet underlay
- Chest of drawers
- Dressing tables
- Gas cookers
- Plastic garden furniture
- Wooden garden furniture
- Three-piece suites (=3 items)
Some charities will collect furniture you don't want to sell.
Book an appliance collection, to collect any appliance larger than a small microwave, including cookers.
Read about domestic clinical waste collection, which will collect items containing blood, other human fluids, excretion and other medical items.