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What Goes In My Wheelie Box

More and more residents are recycling in their wheelie boxes, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and minimising their impact on the environment. 

The following items can be recycled in your wheelie box:

Please note that due to Covid-19, in order to reduce the hand sorting of materials by staff, there are some temporary changes to how your recycling should be sorted. Click here for more information. 

Top Box (blue lid)

     
Plain sheets of paper go in the top box (remember to remove any staples or clips) 


Shredded paper
goes in the top box (should be placed in a separate plastic bag)

     

Egg boxes (cardboard) go in the top box

     
Envelopes go in the top box (except for envelopes with a plastic lining or bubble wrap inner)

     
Plain greetings cards go in the top box (embellished or foiled cards should go in the black bin)

     
Newspapers
go in the top box


Clean clothing and textiles
go in the top box (should be put in a separate plastic bag)
Duvets, cushions and pillows are not accepted) Sorry, we cannot currently collect these 


Household batteries go in the top box (should be placed in a separate plastic bag)
Sorry, we cannot currently collect these


Handtools
go in the top box
Sorry, we cannot currently collect these


Middle Box (red flap)

Empty aerosols go in the middle box 

Drink cans go in the middle box

Foil trays go in the middle box (give them a quick rinse)

Tin foil goes in the middle box (give it a quick rinse)

Food cans, biscuits tins and aluminium sweet tins go in the middle box (give them a quick rinse)

Plastic bottles and empty cleaning bottles go in the middle box

Plastic pots and tubs go in the middle box (give them a quick rinse and stack them to save space)

Plastic food trays go in the middle box (give them a quick rinse)
Polystyrene trays should be placed in black bin

Milk cartons go in the middle box (give them a quick rinse and flatten to save space)

Juice cartons go in the middle box (give them a quick rinse and flatten to save space)

Food cartons go in the middle box (give them a quick rinse and flatten to save space)


Bottom Box (green flap)


Clean cardboard goes in the bottom box (flatten it to save space)
Please temporarily put this in the top box


Food boxes
go in the bottom box (flatten it to save space)
Please temporarily put this in the top box


Toilet roll and kitchen roll tubes go in the bottom box
Please temporarily put this in the top box

 

Glass bottles go in the bottom box (give them a quick rinse)


Glass jars
go in the bottom box (give them a quick rinse)


The following items are not permitted in your wheelie box:

 Plastic bags, plastic film, plastic packaging

 Ploystyrene

 Food or garden waste

 Nappies

 Syringes and sharps

 Wrapping paper

 Embellished paper or card

 General waste 
If your boxes are full you can use overflow bags or boxes - only put one type of material in each bag/box. Never put glass in overflow bags as it cannot be accepted in this manner for health and safety reasons.

Any items that cannot be recycled will be left behind with a card explaining why it was not accepted. 

If you are unsure if an item can be recycled in your wheelie box please contact the Waste Management Team on T. 028 9034 0056 or E. waste@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

For issues relating to the collection of your wheelie box please contact Bryson Recycling on T. 028 9084 8494 or E. info@brysonrecycling.org
 

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