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Your recycling is now collected every week on the same day
as black sack
rubbish. Collection times may change so please present all
waste by 7am on your usual collection day.
Recycling bags are available from all Medway libraries, community hubs and
contact points. Or to order a new bag, or report a stolen or
lost one, please call us on 01634 333333.
Blue reusable recycling bag (no plastic
- telephone directories;
- envelopes, junk mail and paper;
- flattened cardboard;
- cereal and egg boxes.
White reusable and clear recycling
- glass bottles and jars;
- metal food and drinks cans;
- clean metal foil;
- empty aerosols;
- household plastic packaging, including: bottles, pots, tubs and
A roll of 13 clear recycling bags are delivered to each
household every 13 weeks. Please note clear sacks will not be
delivered to residents using communal bulk recycling bins.
For more information on recycling please visit our A-Z recycling guide.
Importance of paper and card separation
Paper and card mixed with plastic, even carrier bags, is harder
and more expensive to recycle. To ensure all materials are recycled
efficiently, paper and card must remain separate
(using your blue reusable bag) from other household recycling. This
- paper and card to be processed at zero cost;
- processing to remain in the UK and Europe;
- a higher quality material to be created;
- it to be used in a wider range of products.
With paper and card recycling in your blue reusable bag, this
allows us to collect a wider range of household plastic packaging,
like bottles, pots, tubs and trays.
I live in a flat or apartment
For residents in flats using communal bulk
recycling bins, please continue to recycle as you are. Over the
next year we will be improving the recycling service, so you too
can separate your paper and card. We will contact you directly when
these changes are due to happen.
If your flats do not have a communal bulk-recycling container in
your bin store area, please contact us on the number below.
Check your collection day
Report lost reusable bags
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