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What can I recycle?

If your recycling is not in the correct container it will not be collected.
 

Recycling bags and containers

You can request replacement recycling bags and containers by calling 01642 391959.

Garden waste bags, blue boxes and white sacks must be reserved before collection.

You can collect and pay for your items from one of these libraries:

  • Stockton Library, Stockton Town Centre, TS18 1TU
  • Thornaby Library, Thornaby Town Centre, TS17 9EP
  • Billingham Library, Billingham Town Centre, TS23 2LN

 

Blue box - glass and batteries

We accept the following waste materials for recycling:

  • glass bottles and jars (clear, green and brown)
  • batteries (within their own clear bag)

White Hessian Sacks - plastic, cardboard, cans and paper

Plastics

  • Any plastic bottles (such as empty milk and pop bottles, cooking oil, washing up, laundry liquids, shampoo, toiletry and baby care bottles)
  • Clean yoghurt pots, margarine and butter tubs
  • Liquid food and drink cartons (such as those made by Tetra-Pak)
  • Pot noodle pots
  • Plant pots
  • Hard, rigid plastic (such as children's toys or pen casings)
  • Any plastic contaminated with food waste
  • Black plastic bags
  • Carrier bags
  • Crisp packets
  • Plastic microwave meal trays
  • Plastic meat trays
  • Plastic toothpaste tubes
  • Polystyrene 

 

Cardboard and cans

  • Cereal boxes
  • Greetings cards (including glittery ones)
  • Any brown cardboard (such as toilet/kitchen roll tubes)
  • General cardboard packaging (such as shoe boxes)
  • Corrugated packaging (such as Pringle Tubes, cardboard egg boxes and clean frozen food boxes)
  • Aluminium/steel tins and cans
  • Aluminium foil
  • Aerosols (fully extinguished)

 

  • Any cardboard contaminated by food (such as pizza boxes)

 

Paper

  • Paper
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Telephone directories
  • Junk mail
  • Envelopes