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A guide to recycling items and how to order clear recycling bags.

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Order a roll of clear recycling bags

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Recycling bags are available from your local library. We will supply one roll of bags per household on showing us your HillingdonFirst card or other proof of your address in the borough.

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What you can recycle

Bags are collected weekly and may contain the following: Recycling in Hillingdon

  • aerosol cans (do not pierce or squash them - only put out empty aerosols)
  • aluminium foil including clean foil trays and containers
  • books (hard or plastic covers should be removed and disposed of as waste)
  • butter and margarine tubs
  • cardboard , if boxes are large then flatten and place underneath your recycling bag
  • cartons (made from paper and cardboard only)
  • food and drink cans
  • egg boxes (cardboard only)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • metal bottle tops and jar lids
  • paper (eg printing paper, newspapers, catalogues, envelopes, magazines, junk mail)
  • plastic
    • 1 = PET, 2 = HDPE, 4 = LDPE
    • plastic bags
    • plastic trays
    • plastic bottle tops and triggers from household cleaners
    • plastic bottles (including milk/yogurt bottles)
  • shredded paper (a carrier bag amount is a good guideline)
  • shampoo and shower gel bottles  
  • tetra packs (such as Ribena cartons) 
  • greeting cards and wrapping paper which do not contain foil or glitter

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