Flats and communal collections

Blocks of flats and communal properties usually have large shared bins for recycling (paper, glass bottles and jars and cans) and for general refuse.

Communal recycling bins

Materials currently recycled are:

Paper – newspapers, magazines, leaflets, directories, white envelopes (no need to remove windows) and other white paper.

Glass bottles and jars – no table or cook ware.

Food and drink cans – rinsed and squashed if possible; no need to remove labels. Aerosols can be recycled with cans too – please ensure they are empty and do not squash or pierce.

We hope in future to be able to recycle more materials from communal recycling points, such as cardboard and plastic bottles.

More materials can be taken for recycling at our recycling sites, including plastic bottles, drinks cartons, cardboard and cooking oil, and to collection points at many shops, including portable batteries.

Arrangements for communal collection points are usually made with site owners or managing agents. Please contact us for further details.