Recycling where you live – Spelthorne

Wheelie light green binRecycling bin

Your light green bin is emptied on alternate weeks to your rubbish bin.

Yes please

  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • 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 and drinks cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic and metal lids – please put these back on bottles and jars

Please rinse out any containers before putting them in your recycling bin.

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

Clear waste bagClothes and home textiles

Please place your items in a tied carrier or clear plastic bag and leave next to your food waste bin. These will be collected every week by a dedicated crew.

Yes please

  • All clothes, including shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Accessories like belts and bags
  • Home textiles including towels and sheets

No thanks: single shoes, items stained with paint or oil, and stuffed items like cushions and duvets.

Clear waste bagSmall electricals

Please place your items in a tied carrier or clear plastic bag and leave next to your food waste bin. These will be collected every week by a dedicated crew.

Yes please

  • Kettles and toasters
  • Hair dryers and straighteners
  • Laptops and games consoles
  • Radios
  • Clocks, alarms and watches

No thanks: large electrical items like televisions or white goods and batteries.

caddyOutside 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.

Wheelie brown binGarden waste

You can subscribe to Spelthorne’s fortnightly garden waste collection service and have garden waste collected from a brown bin or bags.

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, pet waste, branches thicker than 7 cm and food.

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

Wheelie dark green binRubbish bin

Your dark 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 Spelthorne Borough Council website has full details of Spelthorne’s recycling and rubbish service.

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