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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.

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Recycling should only put out for collection in Dudley Council containers.

Residents can request additional containers if they are required.

It's really important that no other materials are included in either bag. This could lead to our reprocessors rejecting the material and sending it to landfill. It is also really bad for the environment. All materials sent to landfill incurs a significant cost to the taxpayer.

What goes where

New or replacement bags or boxes

New or replacement black boxes and recycling bags can be requested using our online form. We do not limit how many a household may have.

We will not reimburse for lost or damaged bags and boxes if they are non-council issue.

Please note: Due to the current unprecedented circumstances, our services may be disrupted. As a result, the delivery of recycling bags and boxes may be delayed. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to resume normal services as quickly as possible.

Collection issues

If you have a query or issue relating to a collection please report it using our online contact form

What happens to our recycling

Paper and cardboard

Paper and cardboard is taken to Palm Recycling’s paper mill in Kings Lynn. Here it is sorted using state of the art technology. This includes optical sorters and specially designed equipment.

Cardboard can also sent to a UK re-processing facility or Palm’s European mills.

Food and drink cans

Plastic bottles and cans are taken to Biffa’s sorting facility in Aldridge.

Plastics are then separated by polymer type and colour using Near Infra-Red Separation Technology. Beverage cans and food cans are recovered from the process by an over-band magnet. Non-Ferrous cans or Aluminium cans are recovered from the process using a current separator.

Glass bottles and jars

Glass bottles and jars are taken to Yorkshire based Berryman’s. Here machinery is used to sort the different colours of glass which are then used to make new glass packaging.