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Kerbside recycling (black box and blue / green bags)

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Recycling in the Dudley borough is collected in three different containers - a blue bag, a green bag and a black box. Residents can request additional containers if they are required.

The blue bag is for paper and cardboard and the green one for plastic bottles along with food and drink cans. It's really important that no other materials are included in either bag as it could lead to our reprocessors rejecting the material and sending it to landfill. In addition to being really bad for the environment, all materials sent to landfill incurs a significant cost to the taxpayer.

Other plastic items such as yogurt pots, margarine tubs and meat trays tend to be made of lower grades of plastics that are difficult to recycle - please don't include them in your green bag. All of the waste we collect from your grey bin, including plastic items unsuitable for recycling, is used to generate electricity rather than being sent to landfill.

We are unable to collect food and drink cartons (such as fruit juice or UHT milk) through the kerbside recycling service. These can be taken to a number of recycling banks located across the borough, or disposed of in the grey bin.

Householders will still need their black boxes to recycle glass bottles and jars. New or replacement refuse wheel bin, recycling bags and boxes can be requested using the online form.

Blue bag

Yes please

No thanks




Cartons (fruit juice and UHT milk)


Polystyrene or plastic packaging

Junk mail


Telephone directories

Carrier bags

Yellow pages

Any other items

Cereal boxes


Greetings cards


Ready meal sleeves


Cardboard egg boxes


Brown corrugated cardboard




Blue recycling bag
Blue recycling bag filled with papers and cardboard

Green bag

Yes please

No thanks



Food and drink cans

Plastic meat trays


Plastic fruit punnets

Biscuit tins

Plastic tubs (such as margarine or ice cream)

Jam jar lids

Cartons (fruit juice and UHT milk)

Plastic milk bottles

Yoghurt pots

Washing up liquid bottles

Flower pots

Shampoo bottles

Plastic film

Household cleaning bottles

Plastic bags

Squash bottles

Any other plastic items







Green recycling bag
Green recycling bag filled with plastic bottles and cans

Black box

Yes please

No thanks



Glass bottles and jars

Window glass


Pottery or ceramics



Black recycling box
Black recycling box filled with glass bottles and jars

Contact Details

  • Name Waste Care, Environmental Management
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, Waste Care, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345