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Cardboard and plastic bottle recycling

We are piloting extra recycling in black bins at some households.  Am I part of the pilot?

Image of cardboard and plastic bottle recycling bin     If you are not part of the new pilot, your black wheelie bin is for cardboard and plastic bottles. Put them in this bin together. 

Squash your recycling before putting it in the bin. Putting bottle caps back on after squashing will help to keep bottles compact.

Please ensure that you can close the lid of your bin. We will not collect bins that are too full for the lid to be closed. If you have excess cardboard and plastic bottles for recycling you can simply leave them out in a sealed, clearly labelled bag next to your bin and we will collect them.

Leave your recycling out for collection in a clearly visible place at the edge of your property by 6:30am on your normal collection day.

What can I recycle?

Plastic bottles

Plastic bottle

Yes please:

All plastic bottles.

Please rinse bottles before recycling.

Cardboard box

Yes please:

• All cardboard boxes and packaging
• Cereal boxes and cardboard egg boxes
• Greetings cards such as Christmas and birthday cards
• Coloured paper
• Coloured newspapers
• Brown envelopes (including windows).

No thank you:

• Waxed or plastic coated cardboard or soup, juice and drink cartons

Important: do not use this bin to recycle white paper that could go into your kerbside box or bag.

When do cardboard and plastic bottle collections happen?

Collections take place fortnightly on your normal collection day - Request a collection calendar.

When there is a Bank Holiday on a Monday, collections will be one day late. If your normal collection day is Friday your bin will therefore be picked up on the Saturday. Please Note: we do work on Good Friday so collections will be as normal on that day.

Related pages:

What should I do if my recycling/refuse is not collected?
What should I do if my container is lost, damaged or stolen?
Can I have an extra container?
Is help available for the elderly or disabled?
What happens to my recycling after it is collected?

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page updated: Friday, 11 October 2013 © Epsom & Ewell Borough Council 2014