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Recycling collection arrangements

We operate a collection service of recyclable household waste from your home every two weeks.

We collect recycling from domestic properties across the Stockton Borough on a designated day (from Tuesday through to Friday) every two weeks. This system means there are no changes to recycling collection arrangements following Bank Holiday Mondays, your recycling collection day will be the same as your waste collection day. 

   

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Information on Kerbside Recycling Collection Dates 2017

Please ensure that you have your recycling boxes and bags out before 7am on the morning of collection, and remove them as soon as you can once they have been emptied.

 

Replacement Recycling Equipment

Did you know you can collect replacement/additional recycling equipment from the Customer Service Centres below? (Blue Boxes, Blue Bags and white Bags - subject to availability)

  • Stockton Customer Service Centre, Stockton Town Centre
  • Thornaby Customer Service Centre, Thornaby Town Centre
  • Billingham Customer Service Centre, Billingham town Centre

 

Report Issues with your household recycling collection

You can report a missed recycling box/bag collection or issues with your recycling collection online or by telephone. We will ask you for your details and the location of your request.

Contact the Care for your Area team on 01642 391959 or email: careforyourarea@stockton.gov.uk to report issues with recycling collections

   

In November 2013 we made some changes to our recycling scheme - for example, we now ask that aluminium/steel tins and cans, foil and aerosols are placed in your white bag for collection. Please see below for full details.

 

Blue Bag for paper recycling scheme

Domestic properties are supplied with a blue bag for the storage of paper products for recycling.

We accept the following waste materials for recycling:

  • Paper
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Telephone directories
  • Junk mail
  • Envelopes

 

Blue box for glass and batteries recycling scheme

Domestic properties are supplied with a blue box for the storage of glass and batteries for recycling.

We accept the following waste materials for recycling:

  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, green and brown)
  • Batteries (within their own clear bag)

 

White hessian sack for plastic, cardboard and cans recycling scheme

Domestic properties are supplied with a white, hessian sack for the collection of plastic, cardboard and cans for recycling.

We accept the following plastics for recycling:

  • Any plastic bottles (such as empty milk and pop bottles, cooking oil, washing up, laundry liquids, shampoo, toiletry and baby care bottles)
  • Clean yoghurt pots, margarine and butter tubs
  • Liquid food and drink cartons (such as those made by Tetra-Pak)
  • Plastic film or wrapping / bubble wrap
  • Pot noodle pots
  • Plant pots

 

We do NOT accept the following plastics:

  • Hard, rigid plastic (such as children's toys or pen casings)
  • Any plastic contaminated with food waste
  • Black plastic bags
  • Carrier bags
  • Crisp packets
  • Plastic microwave meal trays
  • Plastic meat trays
  • Plastic toothpaste tubes

 

We accept the following cardboard:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Greetings cards (including glittery ones)
  • Any brown cardboard (such as toilet/kitchen roll tubes)
  • General cardboard packaging (such as shoe boxes)
  • Corrugated packaging (such as Pringle Tubes, cardboard egg boxes and clean frozen food boxes)

 

We do NOT accept the following cardboard:

  • Pizza boxes
  • Any cardboard contaminated by food
  • Any polystyrene (such as polystyrene egg boxes)

 

We accept the following cans:

  • Aluminium/steel tins and cans
  • Aluminium foil
  • Aerosols (fully extinguished)

 

Help putting your waste and recycling out for collection

We offer an assisted collection service for those customers who are unable to move recycling to the collection point and where there are no other able bodied persons available to assist. If you would like to be considered for this service please contact us.

Contact the Care for your Area team on 01642 391959 or email: careforyourarea@stockton.gov.uk to advise that you need help putting waste and recycling out for collection