Recycling trolley boxes

Find out what you can and can't recycle in your trolley boxes and what goes in each box.

Top box with blue lid

This box is for paper and card.

It will be collected weekly as part of your recycling trolley.

Top tip: Flatten larger items of cardboard and place beside your recycling trolley on your collection day.

Top box with blue lid
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Paper - clean and dry

✔ Newspapers
✔ Magazines, catalogues and directories
✔ Junk Mail and brochures
✔ Letters and envelopes
✔ Office and shredded paper
✔ Wrapping paper
✔ Books (can also be reused via recycling centres)

Cardboard - flattened

✔ Large and small cardboard boxes
✔ Brown corrugated packaging
✔ Toilet and kitchen roll tubes
✔ Greetings cards

✘ Tissues and napkins
✘ Padded envelopes
✘ Kitchen towels
✘ Wallpaper
  • Collect your recycling and flatten your cardboard
  • Place flattened items into your top box
  • Secure your top box by locking the lid
  • Place your recycling trolley at your normal collection point by 6.30am on your collection day
  • Once emptied, your recycling trolley and food caddy will be left ready for you to wheel back to your storage point

What happens next?

Your paper and card can be recycled into new newspapers and packaging.  Download our recycling collection service guide which includes images showing examples on how to recycle.

Middle box with red flap

This box is for plastics, cartons and metals. It will be collected weekly as part of your recycling trolley. 

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Plastics - rinsed and squashed

✔ Food and drink bottles
✔ Toiletry bottles
✔ Tablet and medicine bottles
✔ Cleaning products
✔ Pots, tubs and trays
✔ Lids and tops

Cartons - rinsed and squashed

✔ Soup cartons
✔ Juice cartons
✔ Other cartons

Metals - empty and rinsed

✔ Food and drinks cans
✔ Empty aerosols
✔ Foil trays
✔ Aluminium foil
✔ Chocolate and biscuit tins
✔ Metal lids

✘ Plastic bags, liners and cling film
✘ Crisp bags
✘ Biscuit wrappers
✘ Sweet wrappers
✘ Bubble Wrap
✘ Polystyrene
✘ Plastic wrappers and netting
✘ Plastic cups and straws
✘ Pet food pouches
✘ Oil and paint cans
✘ Small and large electricals*
✘ Batteries and wire*
✘ Cutlery*
✘ Gas bottles*
✘ Metal pots, pans and trays*

* can be recycled at recycling centres

  • Rinse your metals, and rinse and squash your plastics and cartons
  • Place your recycling into the middle box of your recycling trolley
  • Only place plastics, cartons or cans into the middle box – do not mix with any other material
  • Place your recycling trolley at your normal collection point by 6.30am on your collection day
  • Once emptied, your recycling trolley and food caddy will be left ready for you to wheel back to your storage point

What happens next?

Your plastics, cartons and metals can be recycled into new plastic bottles, aerosols, tins and cans.  Download our recycling collection service guide which includes images showing examples on how to recycle.

Bottom box with grey flap

This box is for all colours of glass bottles and jars. It will be collected weekly as part of your recycling trolley.

Top tip: Metal and plastics lids from glass bottles and jars can be placed in the middle box of the recycling trolley.

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Recycling-glass

✔ Food and drinks bottles and jars
✔ Condiment bottles and jars
✔ Toiletry, perfume and aftershave bottles

✘ Crockery, ceramics and pyrex
✘ Windows and mirrors
✘ Drinking glasses
✘ Lightbulbs
✘ Broken glass
  • Collect your glass bottles and jars (with lids removed)
  • Rinse your glass jars and bottles
  • Place your recycling into the bottom box of your recycling trolley
  • Place your recycling trolley at your normal collection point by 6.30am on your collection day
  • Once emptied, your recycling trolley and food caddy will be left ready for you to wheel back to your storage point

What happens next?

All your glass bottles and jars can be recycled into new glass bottles and jars.  Download our recycling collection service guide which includes images showing examples on how to recycle.

Excess and additional recycling

Collected as required - recycling trolley materials, small electrical items, household batteries or textiles,using either of your existing black or red boxes.

Place all bagged items in box(es) or place on top of your recycling trolley unless otherwise advised

Top tip: Try not to place your red or black box out on windy days – either store until next week or take to your nearest recycling centre or recycling point

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Bagged and tied

✔ Paper and card
✔ Plastics and cans
✔ Clean and dry textiles, including paired shoes
✔ Household batteries - tie loosely to trolley handle

Loose

✔ Mixed glass – in either red or black box
✔ Plastics and cans – contained in red box by net
✔ Large flattened card - place alongside the recycling trolley on collection day

Small electricals

✔ Items such as hairdryers, kettles, drills, small games consoles (no bigger in size than a standard four slice toaster) within the box. If an item is too big it will be left at the kerbside.

✘ No liquids
✘ Large electricals*
✘ Loose batteries in box
✘ Loose or soiled/wet textiles
✘ Carpets*
✘ Duvets*
✘ Cushions*
✘ Pillows*
✘ Do not mix bagged materials – the crew will check and if mixed will be left

* If in good condition can be reused via recycling centres or donated to charities

  • Collect and prepare your materials for recycling
  • Place any clothes, textiles and paired shoes, into a bag - tie bag when filled
  • Small electrical items should be placed within a box
  • Stretch the net over your excess plastics and cans and use the red tab to secure to box

What happens next?

Clothes that no longer fit or suit can have a new life in a new family.  Download our recycling collection service guide which includes images showing examples on how to recycle.

Contact Information

 

Waste Management Services
Western Road Depot
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 1LL
Telephone: 01563 554400
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