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Doorstep recycling

The recycling collection happens on Mondays in St Werburghs. It consists of:

  • Black box recycling
  • Food waste
  • Garden waste.

What can you put in your black box?

  • Newspapers and magazines (including catalogues and junkmail)
  • Yellow pages and telephone directories
  • Glass bottles and jars (rinse out and place the lids with your cans)
  • Clothes, blankets and material (put into untied carrier bags. If wet weather tie bags and clearly label recycling)
  • Pairs of shoes (tie shoes together, and keep them dry)
  • Household batteries, including rechargeable (keep together in a small, clear tied bag)
  • Spectacles
  • Engine oil (in a secure container)
  • Food and drink cans
  • Aluminium foil and containers
  • Aerosol cans.

Put beside your black box:

  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard

Food waste

Please put your bin out on the edge of your property where it can be seen by 7am on your collection day.

You will need:

  • Brown food waste bin – this is the bin you put out on your collection day every week. It is designed to be stored outside and should be kept locked.
  • Food waste caddy – this smaller bin is kept in your kitchen for collecting your food scraps. When it's full, empty it into your brown food waste bin.

What can you put in your brown food waste bin

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat and fish
  • Cooked and uncooked food
  • Leftover food
  • Bread, pasta, cereal and rice
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Dairy products and egg shells
  • Bones
  • Small cardboard items such as toilet rolls or egg boxes
  • Small amounts of shredded paper

Garden waste

Collection of garden waste is an optional service. You can either have a garden waste bin, or use garden waste sacks. There is a charge for this service.

See the Bristol City Council web site for more details.

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