Box/Bag - Frequently Asked Questions
The recycling collection vehicles have separate compartments and the recycling is emptied into the relevant material sections. The vehicles then deposit the recycling in the appropriate bay at the recycling facility for sorting. Simply put the recycling in the correct box each week.
We believe this is the best type of recycling service; because we sort the materials by hand we can filter out incorrect items at the point of collection. This means the materials we collect are high quality and can be recycled locally, which is better for the environment.
Plastic bottles, tins, cans and aerosols, as before. However you can now place other types of plastic in your green box, including plastic pots, tubs and trays.
Glass bottles and glass jars. Please do not place light bulbs, Pyrex, or broken crockery into the black box.
Corrugated cardboard, cardboard packaging, paper, envelopes, junk mail, newspapers, magazines, yellow pages, catalogues, toilet tubes, cardboard egg boxes and shredded paper. Please do not place any food and drink cartons in your blue bag.
Yes, however please ensure you do not mix the recycling materials together. Please use a box for paper/card a box for glass bottles and jars and a box for plastic’s tins/cans.
Flatten and stack it under or next to your recycling containers. Please do not place out loose cardboard on windy days. You can also take it to your closest Household Waste Recycling Centre. These are located at Bryn Lane on Wrexham Industrial Estate, The Lodge Brymbo or Wynnstay Lane, Plas Madoc.
Any type of plastic bottle, all plastic food trays, plastic tubs and plastic pots (any colour). No plastic bags, cling film, bubble wrapping or crisp packets.
All contents should be reasonably clean and should not contain any food or drink residue. Flatten your cans, plastic bottles and cardboard to save space in your box/bag. All items should be placed into the boxes loose.
Green box, black box, blue bag and food caddy - collected weekly
Black/blue general waste bin and Green garden waste bin – collected every fortnight on alternate weeks.
It is advised that you wrap your shredded paper in a sheet of newspaper before placing it in your blue bag. This will ensure that when the recycling crew empty your blue bag your shredded paper will enter the paper compartment and not disperse into the street.