SCP actively promotes the increased re-cycling of waste and its storage in a thoughtful and tidy manner. We understand this is not always easy and we have put together three handy ‘knows’ to help students and long-term residents with their re-cycling and storing.
Waste and Recycling
The Black Bin – collected fortnightly. For any rubbish that will not go in another container. All rubbish to be first placed in a plastic bag. Remember black bins are fortnightly! If you miss it, you have a long wait for the next one.
NO food waste — use your food recycling bin
NO recycling NO garden waste —(compost at home or take it for free to our Recycling Centres)
NO hazardous waste or liquid paint — check if you can take to our Recycling Centres
NO hot ashes — let them …cool
Any items you can’t recycle such as:
✓ Black plastic, plastic film and other plastic you can’t put in your green box
✓ Nappies and sanitary waste
✓ Dog waste & Pet litter
Failure to present your waste correctly can result in fines being issued
Green Bins – collected weekly. You should have two of these. (If you, don’t you can order a second one from the council here – Order box bag or bin). One is for tins, cans, and aerosols and the other is for glass and paper. There are, however, many more items that can be re-cycled please look at the helpful advice below or take a look at the following videos – Recycling.
Box 1: Tins, cans, aerosols, plastic and foil. These items can be mixed together
as they are later separated by magnets in the recycling process.
Box 2: Glass, paper as well as materials you may recycle occasionally like; bagged textiles and small electrical appliances. Please ensure all items are separated in this box.
Kitchen Caddy – collected weekly. Line your small kitchen caddy with a compostable liner or newspaper and put food waste in. Transfer to your large food bin outside and pull handle forward to deter vermin and animals.
All cooked and non-cooked food waste including; left over food scrapings, bones, teabags and coffee grounds
No liquids, cutlery, trays or plates
Blue Bag-collected weekly This is for your cardboard. To be collected the cupboard must be cut/folded to less than 45cm square (about the size of a tea-tray). So strong hands and sharp scissors may be useful.
Food and drink cartons
Toilet roll tubes
Tetra Pak cartons