What goes in my bags?

If where you live isn't suitable for wheelie bins or boxes, we'll give you clear sacks for recycling instead. Please ensure you place your bags out by 6 am on your collection day. Bags containing incorrect materials will not be collected.

Please place non-recyclable rubbish into black bags for collection, these bags will not be provided. 

Clear sack bag

Recycling bags

We’ll collect:

  • paper and cardboard
  • plastic packaging (plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • food and drink cans

Please give your recyclables a quick rinse when you do the washing up.

We will not collect:

  • cartons
  • food waste
  • garden waste
  • nappies
  • polystyrene
  • textiles (clothes)

We will deliver the bags every 6 months. If you need more, complete the online form.

Image of clear sack contamination sticker

Contaminated bags

Our collection teams will put a contamination sticker on your bags if you:

  • put the wrong kind of waste in the bag

What to do with rubbish that wasn’t collected

If your rubbish wasn’t collected because of a problem or was contaminated, you can:

  • sort out the problem and store the rubbish until your next collection
  • take it to a recycling centre for free
Bexley factsheet guide to recycling

Fact sheet guide to recycling

We have put together a handy download and keep "What to recycle" fact sheet.

Download fact sheet