Waverley Borough Council

What can I recycle from home?

We collect mixed recycling from your blue wheelie bin every two weeks.

We  collect food waste from the green caddy once a week. 

Check your bin collection day online.

Your blue recycling wheelie bin

What can you put in your blue bin?

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  • Cardboard
  • Paper (white and coloured)
  • Shredded paper (inside a box or envelope) 
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic food trays
  • Plastic bottles
  • Margarine tubs and yoghurt pots.  (you do not need to check for symbols or numbers on these)
  • Plastic lids, tops and caps
  • Cans and tins
  • Aerosols
  • Tetrapak food and drink cartons
  • Foil

What can't you put in your blue bin?

Do not recycle

  • Corks
  • Pyrex
  • Lightbulbs
  • Cling film
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Plastic bags  (most supermarkets are able to collect these now)
  • Other plastic films
  • Plant pots

Order an additional blue bin

If you have too much recycling, you can order an extra recycling bin free of charge.

Online recycling container request form.

Your green food waste caddy

We collect food waste from the green caddy once a week. Check your bin collection day online.

What can you put in your food waste caddy?


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  • Raw and cooked meat and fish
  • Raw and cooked fruit and vegetables
  • Dairy products
  • Bread, rice, noodles and pasta
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Pet food

What can't you put in your food waste caddy?


what you cant put in your food waste caddy


  • Drinks such as tea and juice
  • Oil or liquid fat
  • Food packaging
  • Plastic bags
  • Coffee filter paper
For more information please see our food waste collections page or contact the Environmental Services Team on 01483 523524.

Page owner: Carolyn Jarvis-Grogan. Last updated: 10/02/2015 10:24

recycling being put into bin by child

Rubbish and recycling

Information on rubbish and recycling collections.

Tel: 01483 523524

Email: waste@waverley.gov.uk