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A guide to which household plastics you can put into your pink sack for recycling collection.


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Make sure your pink sack is securely tied up and placed outside your property by 7.30am on the day of collection.

There is no limit to the number of pink sacks that can be put out for each collection but remember to rinse out all plastic containers, and crush them, before placing them into the sack.

Please wrap sharp items and dispose of any needles in a safe and responsible manner through a needle exchange or via your local health centre.

Assisted Collections

If you are unable to get waste and recycling to your collection point, please contact our customer services to check if you're eligible for assisted collections. This service is available to anyone experiencing difficulties due to an impairment.

What goes in your pink sack?

Generally, all household domestic food and drink packaging can be recycled in the pink sack providing that it is clean of any food.

Green Tick Suitable ForRed Cross Not Suitable For
Plastic, Food and Drink ContainersAluminium Coated Plastic Pouches and Packaging  
Milk ContainersCat Food Pouches
Drink BottlesCrisp Bags
Cooking Oil BottlesGeneral Non-recyclable Household waste
Cake TraysGlass of any kind
Plastic Lids and CapsPlastic Toys
Yogurt PotsGarden Furniture
Fruit and Vegetable Punnet TubsPolystyrene
Margarine/Ice Cream TubsFood Waste
Meat Trays (not used for cooking)Garden Waste
Microwave Trays (plastic)Wallpaper
Prepared/Microwave Meal TraysMeat Trays (used for cooking)
Plastic Cleaning Product BottlesCling Film
Washing up Liquid BottlesBubble Wrap
Dishwasher Detergent BottlesMedicine Blister Packs (for tablets)
Bleach Bottles 
Kitchen/Floor Cleaner Bottles 
Anti-bacterial Spray Bottles 
Window Cleaner Bottles 
Plastic Laundry Product Containers 
Plastic Fabric Conditioner Bottles 
Plastic Personal Hygiene and Beauty Product Containers 
Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles 
Shower Gel Bottles 
Bubble/Foam Bath Bottles 
Mouthwash Bottles 
Talcum Powder Bottles 
Lotion Bottles 
Contact Lense Solution Bottles 
Plastic Garden Items 
Plastic Flower Pots 


Contamination Stickers

Your bag will not be collected if it is found to contain items that cannot be recycled.

It will instead be marked with a Contamination Sticker with advise on what must be done before the sack can be accepted.

Need more pink sacks?

Order online: Order Pink sacks

Pink sacks are delivered to residents twice a year free of charge.

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