Non-recyclable waste

Non-recyclable waste  

Every residence in Castle Point has a black-bag collection. This service is ONLY for all NON-RECYCLABLE material and is collected fortnightly

Sometimes throwing things away can be confusing, but these items must always go in your rubbish and not your recycling.

Items that can go in black sacks

  • Nappies Alternative: try cloth nappies
  • Crisp packets Alternative: recycle via Terracycle
  • Disposable masks and gloves
  • Plastic bags
  • Food pouches
  • Broken toys
  • Pyrex
  • Drinks glass Alternative: donate for reuse
  • Broken crockery
  • Pet poop
  • Pet litter

Waste that will not be collected as refuse

  • Items too large for a black sack
  • Sharp objects, or with sharp edges e.g. knives, thin metal sheet, broken plastic with sharp edges etc.
  • Paint
  • Oil
  • Broken glass
  • Liquids (inc. engine oil & kitchen oil)
  • Gas cylinders or fire extinguishers
  • Plaster board
  • Soil, stones or rubble
  • Tyres

Large items

All items must be presented within a black sack. Items that don’t fit in a sack will not be collected. Please see our Bulky Waste service for large items we can collect.

To download a guide to non-recyclable waste:

Refuse - how to....[pdf] 500KB

Bulky waste collections Recycling Centre for Household Waste

Sack Delivery

Each property only receives one free roll of black sacks. The delivery takes place annually. You do not have to use the specific council supplied black sacks - you can use purchase sacks from any shop/online to present your waste in.