It’s national Recycle Week and this year’s theme is Step It Up!
Most of us know how to recycle food, garden waste and cardboard, but things like aerosol cans, and foil food containers can also go into the recycling.
Electrical items, batteries and textiles
In the Epping Forest District, we collect food and garden waste in the green-lidded bin every week. You can also recycle small waste electrical items, low energy light bulbs, batteries, textiles and paired shoes every week. Simply put them in separate plastic carrier bag(s) and leave them on top of your food and garden bin to be collected or on top of your refuse bin on alternate week.
Recycling sacks and blue box collections alternate on a weekly basis with black bin collections. This system is known as alternate weekly collections (AWC).
Residents can pick up clear recycling sacks locally from outlets across the Epping Forest district.
Recycling and bottle banks are provided across the district for you to take recyclable materials.
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