Recycling and waste at home

40 per cent of the waste we produce can be recycled through the recycling bags and purple recycling bins and we provide a range of other services, including food waste collections, garden waste collections and bulky waste collections, to help make recycling easy.

You really can make a difference by recycling. By recycling more, we could:

  • Create up to 563,000 new jobs nationally
  • Save up to £500,000 a year on waste disposal
  • Tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gases waste makes when it rots in landfill sites
  • Save energy. Did you know that every plastic bottle recycled saves enough energy to power a light bulb for six hours
  • Reduce the need for mining materials which create substantial air and water pollution.


 Your recycling matters