Our contamination policy helps you to identify the types of waste are allowed and also not allowed in each type of container. This ensures that your waste does not become contaminated and your waste can be collected without contamination problems.
If you have further questions regarding our contamination policy, please call our dedicated customer services team on 0800 601 601 or complete an online enquiry form.
|Material/Container type||What's Allowed||What's Not|
Whole cement bonded asbestos sheets with any broken sheets to be double bagged before going into the container.Fibrous asbestos to be double bagged in UN approved bags (not to be placed in the same skip as cement bonded asbestos)
|Clean dry Cardboard|
Only clean dry cardboard
|Clean Dry Paper|
Where a grade has been specified then all paper must meet this
|Clean Recyclable Timber Grade A|
Untreated softwoods, softwood packaging (pallets, crates and reels) and hardwoods
No treated wood or MDF
Either clean dry confidential paper orother confidential material for destruction
|Dry Mixed Recyclate|
N.B. Only clear sacks can be used
Food waste which may include only packaging in direct contact with the food. For loose food waste this may be a clear bag
No black bags. Only food waste
|General Waste for Exchange Modes|
Any waste electronic or electrical equipment, batteries, gas bottles, fluorescent tubes, paint tins, mattresses, plasterboard, asbestos or other hazardous material, animal-by-products, clinical, nappy or sanitary waste
|General Waste for Trade Waste, Bag Collections & Front End Loaders|
Any waste electronic or electrical equipment, batteries, gas bottles, fluorescent tubes, paint tins, hazardous waste, animal-by-products, clinical, nappy or sanitary waste, kennel waste, liquids, timber, rubble, large pieces of metal or other bulky waste
Clean, empty mixed container glass e.g. bottles and jars
No pyrex, drinking glasses, plates or other ceramics, window glass, window-screens. no black bags
Plant material, with only soil and stones attached to roots
No bagged waste or invasive species i.e. Japanese Knotweed.
Waste such as rubble, aggregates and sub soil etc.
Any other non-inert waste
|Metals - all grades|
Where a type of metal has been specified then all metals must meet this.
Where a type and grade has been specified this all plastics must meet this.