Recycling where you live – Reigate and Banstead

Download the Reigate and Banstead 2020 service guide.

Grey wheeled recycling bin

Wheelie grey bin
Your grey wheeled recycling bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your rubbish bin.

Yes please

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays – including detergent bottles, cleaning bottles with trigger sprays, yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and ice cream tubs
  • Metal food tins, drinks cans and empty aerosols
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Plastic and metal lids – please rinse these and put in the recycling bin separately

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin, and place all items in loose.

No thanks: hard plastics (like Tupperware, toys and furniture), plastic bags, plastic film, polystyrene, liquid soap pumps, food pouches (like pet food or baby food pouches), light bulbs and nappies.

Black recycling box

Black recycling box
Your black recycling box is emptied every week.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard

Outside food waste bin

Food waste is collected every week from your outside food waste bin. You can use plastic liners and bags to help keep your caddy clean.

Yes please

  • All cooked and uncooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Egg shells
  • Meat
  • Fish bones and skin
  • Mouldy bread, cakes and pastries
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

No thanks: packaging, liquids like milk or yoghurt, and oil or liquid fat.

Find out more about food waste collections.

Garden waste bin

Wheelie brown bin
You can subscribe to a garden waste collection service in Reigate and Banstead.

Yes please

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Cut flowers, prunings and plants
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings and leaves

No thanks: bricks and rubble, soil and turf, plant pots and plastics, animal bedding, food waste, branches thicker than 4″ (10cm).

Find out more about how garden waste can be composted at home or taken to Surrey’s recycling centres.

Rubbish bin

Wheelie light green bin
Your green rubbish bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your recycling bin. It is for anything that cannot be recycled.

No thanks: batteries and electricals, energy saving light bulbs, gloss or oil based paints, gas canisters and bricks, rubble or soil. Visit a community recycling centre to dispose of these.

The Reigate and Banstead Borough Council website has full details of Reigate and Banstead’s recycling and rubbish service.

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