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Report a lost or stolen and order new bins and bags -
we aim to deliver within 10 working days. To avoid your
recycling containers going missing after collection, we advise
placing your property number on them. From Medway libraries,
and contact points you can collect clear sacks free
Recycling is collected every week on the same day as
sack rubbish. Collection times may change, so put all rubbish
out by 7am on your collection day.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after
collections? Find out Where your rubbish ends up.
You can find further recycling advice in our A-Z recycling guide.
Recycling for houses
Blue reusable recycling bag (please no plastic carrier
- telephone directories
- envelopes, junk mail and paper
- flattened cardboard
- cereal and egg boxes
We ask you to separate paper and card, because if
it's mixed with other materials, its more expensive and
difficult to recycle. By using the blue reusable bag the paper
remains of higher quality and is able to be recycled into a
wider range of products.
White reusable and clear recycling bags
- glass bottles and jars
- metal food and drinks cans
- clean metal foil
- empty aerosols
- household plastic packaging, including: bottles, pots, tubs,
trays and carrier bags
A roll of 13 clear recycling bags are delivered to each
household every 13 weeks.
Recycling for flats
Residents living in flats with a blue shared
recycling bin can use it for all:
- metal cans
- plastic packaging
The items above can be contained in clear sacks (collected from
local libraries), plastic carrier bags or cardboard boxes
before being placed into the shared recycling
bins. Materials for recycling can also go loose
but please do not use black sacks for your recycling.
Black sacks placed in the recycling bin will be considered as
general waste and the bin will not be emptied for recycling. If
this happens four times in six months, the shared recycling bin
will be removed.
You can find flats in Medway
with shared recycling bins or if you're flat doesn't
have a shared recycling bin yet, you may be on the list of suitable
flats which will receive one by 2017. If you're not
on this list and would like a blue shared recycling bin, phone
01634 333 333. We will look into your request and provide a bin if
your flat is suitable.
Please note those flats with shared recycling bins will not
receive a delivery of clear sacks but can collect packs from local