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Monday , June , 26 2017

  Bins and Recyling FAQ

Plastic and Card

Plastic and Card

Greenbag's are provided for the kerbside recycling collection of plastic and card. We supply one bag for plastics and one bag for cardboard. Please do not mix plastic and card in the same bag as they are emptied into different compartments in the vehicle. Please do not leave any food waste in the containers you place into your greenbags - we can only recycle clean plastics.  If you would like to recycle more of your waste, please order additional recycling bags.

Please check your recycling calendar for collection dates. Your calendar will only show Greenbag recycling if we collect from your area .

Please place your bags out at the kerbside before 7am as we cannot return if you miss us.

You may wish to mark your property name or number on your bags to ensure safe return.

What can I recycle in my green bags?

Plastics Cardboard
  • Bottles
  • Tubs andYoghurt pots
  • Food trays and Containers
  • Plant pots
  • Other recyclable plastics

Please flatten where possible and place all plastics in one green bag.

Sorry - NO polystyrene, bubble wrap, plastic bags, plastic toys, cling film or food waste.

  • Packaging boxes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Food sleeves and boxes
  • Toilet and kitchen roll tubes

Please flatten and place all cardboard in one green bag. Larger items can go beside your recycling bag.

Sorry - NO juice or milk cartons (tetra pak).

Please do not place paper into your greenbags. Eden District Council collect paper in their Greenbags but residents in Carlisle should use their Greenbox or a paper recycling bank.


  • Please don't mix your plastic and card
  • Please don't place anything in plastic carrier bags.
  • Please wash and squash where possible.
  • You can also recycle plastics and cardboard at most recycling points.

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