Guide Recycling and Waste collections from flats or shared areas

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1. Information on collections of recycling and waste from flats or shared areas.

Many flats or apartments have their recycling and waste collected differently to other households.

Properties with communal recycling and waste collections are likely to have their collections set up in a combination of ways identified below.

 

Recycling and food:

  1. Material separated recycling collections
    Recycling boxes are provided for each material we collect. These collections do not require a recycling sack and are usually collected from a bin store area. The boxes can be labelled by us to identify the material. A number of food caddies are also provided.
    It is important that only items that we recycle are separated into the correct boxes.

    It is important that only items we recycle are separated in to the correct boxes.


  2. Individual recycling containers
    Each flat/apartment has their own recycling box, sack and food caddy. These collections require more room and are usually made from larger bin stores or collection areas. Residents are advised to place their flat number on the containers.

 

Household waste:

  1. Shared waste containers
    These are usually large bins used by all residents. Often they are collected from bin store areas. Items we recycle (including food waste) should not be placed in these containers. The number and size of bins provided is calculated on the total number of residents living in the flats.

  2. Individual waste containers
    Each flat/apartment has their own container for waste. Usually a wheeled bin. These are usually collected from larger bin stores or collection areas. Residents are advised to place their flat number on the containers.