Blue bag

What can go into the blue bag?

  • All types of cardboard
  • Toilet and kitchen roll inners
  • Cereal boxes/food sleeves
  • Plain greetings cards
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Brown paper
  • Junk mail
  • Brochures
  • Envelopes
  • All telephone directories and other white papers

If you have extra cardboard, tear or flatten the pieces to the size of your blue bag, secure together (not in any type of bag or bin liner) and leave beside your blue bag for collection. If you regularly have excess cardboard you can request an additional blue bag free of charge by calling 0800 269098 or emailing

Oversize cardboard, or cardboard that cannot be broken down should be taken to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

When is the blue bin and bag collected?

Find out when your blue bag is scheduled to be collected.

We collect on bank holidays (excluding Christmas and New Year).

How should I present my blue bag?

Ideally at the side of your blue bin but if you do present it in your blue bin please ensure that it is at the top.

What happens if your blue bag goes missing?

Let us know online

Please use the link above or contact Environment Services on 0800 269098 and they can replace the bag.

Guide to recycling

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