A big thank you for helping us to recycle 40 percent of our waste last year in Herefordshire.

We collect your recycling fortnightly using wheeled bins. Where wheeled bins are not appropriate, recycling is collected using the clear plastic sacks we provide.

Our recycling collection guides are available to download which you could put on your fridge or noticeboard as a handy reminder.

Please put the following clean and dry items into your recycling bin or clear sack:

Food tins and drink cans

  • Food tins
  • Drink cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Sweet and biscuit tins
  • Metal jar lids

Plastic bottles and containers

  • Drinks bottles
  • Milk and juice bottles
  • Detergent and fabric conditioner bottles
  • Cleaning and bleach bottles
  • Toiletry bottles
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Margarine and ice cream tubs
  • Fruit and vegetable punnets
  • Plastic meat and fish trays
  • Cream and custard pots
  • Cake and pastry trays
  • Soup and sauce pots
  • Hard plastic caps and lids


  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Phone directories
  • Catalogues and brochures
  • Junk mail and leaflets
  • Letters
  • Greetings cards
  • Paperback books
  • Envelopes


  • Milk, juice and smoothie cartons
  • Fabric conditioner cartons
  • Soup and chopped tomatoes cartons
  • Custard cartons


  • Cardboard boxes, for example cereal boxes, ready meal boxes
  • Corrugated and thick cardboard boxes
  • Egg boxes
  • Kitchen and toilet roll tube

Mixed glass bottles and jars (for recycling bins only)

Please do not place glass bottles and jars in recycling sacks for your own safety.

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
  • Metal caps and lids

Please remember:

  • Rinse out all food and drink containers
  • Only clean and dry recyclable items
  • Place items loose into the bin - no bags or carriers
  • Labels can be left on
  • No need to squash cans, bottles, plastics or cartons

For further information on what you can recycle, see the recycling collection guides, which you can download and put on your fridge as a reminder.

Please do not put the following items in your recycling bins or sacks, they are not currently recyclable

  • Carrier bags
  • Cling film
  • Brown and black plastic
  • Plant pots or tubs
  • Corks
  • Sharps (for example, needles)
  • Aluminium foil
  • Shiny wrapping paper
  • Pet food pouches
  • Crisp packets
  • Tissue, toilet roll or kitchen towels
  • Wet or dirty items
  • Pyrex glass
  • Flat glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Electrical items
  • Batteries
  • Garden waste
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Polystyrene
  • CD and DVDs and their cases
  • Paint containers
  • Pottery and crockery
  • Wood
  • Furniture
  • Other general rubbish