Waverley Borough Council

What can I recycle from home?

You can recycle a wide range of items in your blue wheelie bin and your food waste caddy.

Your blue recycling wheelie bin

In Waverley we collect recycling from your blue wheelie bin on a fortnightly basis.  Check your bin collection day online.

What can you put in your blue bin?

The chart below shows what you can put in your blue bin for recycling. 

Do recycle

Here is a list of what you can put in your blue bin for recycling:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper (both white and coloured)
  • Shredded paper (if it is contained in an envelope or paper bag)
  • Glass
  • Plastics including food trays, plastic bottles, margarine tubs and yoghurt pots.  There is no need to check for symbols or numbers on these items as they are all accepted at the Materials Recovery Facility.    Please note, however, that plastic, film, plastic bags and polystyrene are not accepted so please do not put these materials in your bin.  Plastic bags are now received by most of the larger supermarkets who provide a bin at the store.
  • Cans and tins
  • Aerosols
  • Tetrapak food and drink cartons
  • Foil

What can't you put in your blue wheelie bin?

Do not recycle

Sorry, at the moment we cannot collect:

  • Corks
  • Pyrex
  • Lightbulbs
  • Cling film
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Plastic bags
  • Other plastic films
  • Plant pots

Your green food waste caddy

We also 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?

The chart below shows what you can put in your food caddy for recycling. 

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

Here is a list of what food you can put into your food 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?

The chart below shows what you can't put in your food caddy for recycling. 

what you can't put in your food waste caddy

Here is a list of what food you can't put into your food caddy:

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

Page owner: Carolyn Jarvis-Grogan. Last updated: 16/07/2014 11:45

recycling being put into bin by child

Rubbish and recycling

Information on rubbish and recycling collections.

Tel: 01483 523524

Email: waste@waverley.gov.uk