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If you live in a tenement or multi-storey flat, you can recycle using blue bags which are collected by Greenlight Environmental. Your blue recycling bags should be kept in your home and placed out on your landing on your day of collection every two weeks. Please do not leave your recycling bags on your landing or any other communal area outwith your collection day as this is a fire risk.

You can recycle all of these materials in your blue bag:

  • paper such as:
    • newspapers
    • magazines
    • brochures
    • leaflets
    • envelopes (including window envelopes)
    • telephone directories
    • junk mail (no cellophane wrapping)
  • cardboard such as:
    • cereal packets
    • ready meal sleeves
    • egg boxes
    • food and drinks cartons
    • toilet and kitchen roll tubes
    • boxes from toys
    • boxes from games or household goods
  • plastic bottles such as:
    • fizzy drinks or water
    • milk
    • detergent
    • household cleaners
    • shampoo
    • conditioner
  • plastic tubs such as:
    • yoghurt pots
    • butter/margarine tubs
    • clear plastic fruit tubs
  • aluminium cans and steel food tins such as:
    • soup
    • beans
    • fruit
    • pet food
    • baby food
    • fizzy drinks
    • beer
    • empty aerosols

Please ensure that any tins, cans or tubs are rinsed out and do not have any food residue