What Goes in Your Bins

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Recycling bin

When putting items into your recycling bin:

  • ensure they are clean and dry
  • place them loosely; please do not put them in a carrier bag or clear recycling sack.

Extra recycling will be collected on your recycling collection day as long as it is securely bagged in a clear recycling sack next to your bin.

Recycling in black sacks or carrier bags will not be accepted.

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Dry paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays – including detergent bottles, yoghurt pots and ready meal trays
  • Metal food tins and drinks cans
  • Clean aluminium foil and trays


  • put any cardboard stained/dirty with foodstuffs, grease, paint or dirt in your general waste bin; this cannot be recycled
  • remove any tape and polystyrene inserts and put them in your general rubbish bin
  • flatten and fold/cut large boxes to ensure they can fit into the recycling bin with the lid closed

Extra cardboard?

If you have more than will fit in your recycling bin, flatten it, tie it into a bundle and place it next to your recycling bin for collection.

We can only accept clean and dry cardboard – place it into a clear recycling sack to keep it dry.

Alternatively you can take it to the Community Recycling Centre.

Refuse bin

You can dispose of all general waste that you generate within your household which is not recycling, garden waste or food waste in this bin. Please:

  • bag any ash before placing into your rubbish bin
  • ensure all rubbish fits in your bin with the lid closed; any extra rubbish will not be collected

Each household may present one refuse (general waste) bin. Please note, we are unable to collect additional rubbish at any time.


A small number of properties in Mole Valley need to present their waste in sacks where it is not possible for them to have bins.

Please note we will accept no more than four sacks on each collection day.

Other Waste Information

Bulky Waste

Food Waste

Garden Waste

Medical Waste and Medicines