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

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?


chart showing what food you can recycle in your food waste caddy


  • 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: 22/12/2014 10:47

recycling being put into bin by child

Rubbish and recycling

Information on rubbish and recycling collections.

Tel: 01483 523524

Email: waste@waverley.gov.uk