Renfrewshire Council

I'm on a sack collection

Here's a list of what should and should not go into your sacks for collection.

Your green sack

✔ Plastic bottles
✔ Plastic pots, tubs and trays     
✔ Fruit and vegetable punnets
✔ Clean takeaway containers
✔ Cleaning product bottles
✔ Drinks cans (empty and rinsed)
✔ Food/pet food tins (empty and rinsed)
✔ Biscuit/sweet tins
✔ Aerosols
✔ Cartons
✔ Milk cartons

✘ Glass (this should be taken directly to your nearest recycling point)
✘ Paper, card and cardboard 
✘ Food residue
✘ Carrier bags 
✘ Sweet and crisp wrappers 
✘ Plastic wrapping and bubble wrap 
✘ Polystyrene Food and drink pouches
✘ Hard plastics (toys, coat hangers, CD case etc)
✘ Food and drink pouches
✘ Light bulbs
✘ Pyrex or crockery 
✘ Mirrors 
✘ Tinfoil

Your blue sack

✔ Cardboard (flattened)
✔ Cereal boxes
✔ Cardboard boxes
✔ Corrugated cardboard
✔ Toilet and kitchen roll tubes
✔ Cardboard packaging
✔ Paper (clean and dry)
✔ Envelopes (with and without windows)
✔ Magazines
✔ Newspapers
✔ Office paper
✔ Telephone directories
✔ Paperback books
✔ Catalogues
✔Junk mail and takeaway menus

✘ Glass 
✘ Plastics and cans
✘ Hardback books
✘ Plastic carrier bags
✘ Padded envelopes 
✘ Plastic wrapping and bubble wrap 
✘ Polystyrene
✘ Packaging with food residue
✘ Used tissues and kitchen roll 
✘ Foil wrapping paper
✘ Tinfoil

Your grey sack

✔ Non-recyclable waste
✔ Plastic bags and polythene
✔ Polystyrene
✔ Crisp and sweet wrappers
✔ Used tissues and paper towels
✔ Cling film
✔ Tinfoil
✔ Lightbulbs
✔ Pet litter
✔ Nappies
✔ Personal hygiene products
✔ Food and drinks pouches
✔ Hard plastics (toys, coat hangers, CD cases etc.)
✔ Padded envelopes

✘ Plastics, cans and glass
✘ Paper, card and cardboard
✘ Food waste
✘ Garden waste
✘ Electrical items
✘ Textiles and shoes

If you have a food caddy

✔ Cooked and uncooked food
✔ Leftovers
✔ Fruit and vegetable peelings
✔ Tea bags and coffee grounds
✔ Egg shells
✔ Out of date food (remove packaging)
✔ Bread, pasta and cakes
✔ Meat, fish and small bones

✘ Plastic bags
✘ Packaging
✘ Liquids
✘ Fats and oils
✘ Plastics, cans and glass
✘ Paper, card and cardboard
✘ Garden waste

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