We have recycling bins, a brown one for garden waste, another one for household rubbish, then we have a blue box (with a lid – you can’t risk being without one in this windy zone). There is also a squeaky clean recycling centre a few miles out of town.
There’s a charge for home collections. £15 for the first item, £30 for two, not sure how much it steps up to from there. A two or three-piece suite counts as one item, as you are expected to have chairs with a sofa.
The waste collection service, do not want cardboard. They want paper but not envelopes.
Cans and paper are put in the blue box. it’s never been made clear whether that’s together, or cans every alternate week when paper is not collected. Plastic is supposed to go elsewhere, however, shreddings from shredders must be secured in a bag (usually plastic) before placing in the box. Some people have acquired two blue boxes. I wonder what I may conclude from that? There are a variety of possibilities.