Which bag, box or bin?
Recycling and refuse bags, box and bin
Recycling green plastic box for recycling cans, tins and glass. This is part of the bag and box fortnightly collection.
Recycling green canvas bags for hard plastics such as plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, plastic food trays, tubs and containers in one bag. And for paper and card in the second bag.
This is also part of the bag and box fortnightly collection. Please do not put paper /card and plastics in the same bag.
Garden waste wheelie bin for leaves, grass, twigs, clippings, roots, shoots and weeds. Not for soil, compost, grass sods or turf. Garden waste wheelie bins collection is fortnightly in summer and monthly in winter. This scheme is only available in certain areas in Eden.
Blue refuse bag for refuse you cannot recycle. Blue refuse bags collection is weekly. Each household receives up to two replacement blue bags during the refuse collection.
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, headboards and mattresses.
- Bookcases (must be freestanding).
- Carpets and underlay.
- Chest of Drawers.
- Dressing tables.
- 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.