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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for tonight going through to Thursday that there could be gusting wind and heavy rain which may lead to disruption and flooding in some places.

See our severe weather page to see what you should do in an emergency

This guide has been designed to provide you with information about where to recycle your unwanted items.

Refuse and recycling boxes and containers

Recycling bags

Your black and blue containers will soon be replaced with black and blue recycling bags. Please continue to recycle your items as you normally would, so plastic bottles, pots, tubs, trays and metals should be placed in the black recycling bag and paper and card should be placed in the blue recycling bag.

Recycling bags

What you can recycle and where

As well as using your bins, boxes and containers, you are also able to recycle many of your unwanted household items at the Stevenage Recycling Centre on Caxton Way.

Where to put your items

Item Where does it go? Where else?
Aerosol cans Refuse bin Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Aluminium cans Black container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Aluminium foil Black container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Ash (once cooled) Refuse bin  
Batteries Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Biscuit tins Black container  
Black sacks Refuse bin  
Bones Brown bin  
Branches (up to 6 inches (150 mm) in diameter) Brown bin  
Bread Brown bin  
Broken glass (wrap in paper) Refuse bin Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Brochures Blue container  
Builders waste – non-trade only Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Butter tubs Black container  
Car batteries Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Cardboard (no sticky tape and labels) Blue container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Carpet Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Carrier bags Refuse bin Some Supermarkets will recycle your bags
Cartons (Tetra Paks) Blue container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Catalogues Blue container  
Cereal boxes Blue container  
Christmas trees (real) Brown bin  
Cling film Refuse bin  
Clothing Recycling Centre Caxton Way Recycling banks and charity shops
Coat hangers (plastic) Refuse bin  
Coffee grounds Brown bin  
Cooking oil Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Crisp packets Refuse bin  
CDs Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Directories Blue container  
Drinks cans Black container  
Drinking glasses Refuse bin Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Duvets Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
DVDs Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Egg cartons (cardboard) Blue container  
Egg cartons (plastic) Black container  
Egg shells  Brown bin  
Electrical appliances (WEEE) Recycling Centre Caxton Way   
Engine oil Recycling Centre Caxton Way   
Envelopes Blue container  
Fish Brown bin  
Flowers Brown bin  
Foil (metal) Black container  
Food scrapings Brown bin  
Food tins Black container  
Fluorescent lighting tubes Recycling Centre Caxton Way   
Fridges and freezers Recycling Centre Caxton Way   
Frozen food bags Refuse bin  
Fruit Brown bin  
Fruit punnets (cardboard) Blue container  
Glass bottles and jars Red box Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Grass cuttings Brown bin  
Green garden waste Brown bin Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Hay Brown bin  
Hedge trimmings Brown bin  
Ice-cream containers (plastic) Black container  
Jars (glass) Red box Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Junk mail Blue container  
Kettle (broken/unwanted) Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Kitchen roll tubes Blue container  
Leaves  Brown bin  
Leftovers (food) Brown bin  
Lightbulbs Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Low energy light bulbs Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Magazines Blue container  
Margarine tubs Black container  
Mattresses (bed) Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Meat (raw or cooked) Brown bin  
Medicines Take to the Chemist   
Metals Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Microwave meal trays Black container  
Milk bottles (plastic) Black container  
Mirrors (wrap in paper) Refuse bin  
Mobile phones Recycling Centre Caxton Way   
Motor oil containers  Recycling Centre Caxton Way   
Nappies Refuse bin  
Newspapers Blue container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Oven and hobs Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Paint pots and containers Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Paper bags Blue container and Brown bin Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Peelings (vegetable and fruit) Brown bin  
Pet bedding Refuse bin  
Pillows Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Plants Brown bin  
Plasterboard Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Plastic bottles and lids Black container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Plastic carrier bags Recycling Centre Caxton Way  Some Supermarkets will recycle your bags
Plastic food packaging Black container Recycling Centre Caxton Way 
Plastic furniture Recycling Centre Caxton Way  Charity shops
Plastic plant/flower pots Black container  
Polystyrene food trays Refuse bin  
Plastic toys Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Pyrex glass dishes Refuse bin Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Reading glasses   Charity shops
Rigid plastic Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Shoes Recycling Centre Caxton Way Recycling banks and charity shops 
Shredded paper Blue container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Soil (including conditioner) Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Steel cans Black container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Straw Brown bin  
Sweet wrappers Refuse bin  
Take-away drink containers Refuse bin  
Tape (sticky/sellotape) Refuse bin  
Tea bags Brown bin  
Textiles (including towels and clean bed sheets) Recycling Centre Caxton Way Recycling banks and charity shops
Toilet roll tubes Blue container  
Toner cartridges Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Toothpaste tubes Refuse bin  
Treated wood (including fence panels, painted doors, furniture and wicker baskets) Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Tree cuttings Brown bin  
Turf Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
TVs and Monitors Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Tyres Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Washing powder boxes (remove plastic handles) Blue container  
Weeds Brown bin  
White Goods Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Window panes Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Wood Recycling Centre Caxton Way  
Yellow pages Blue container Recycling Centre Caxton Way
Yoghurt pots Black container  

 

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