Recycling Service

Camden Council provides all residents with a weekly recycling service (yellow lid bin). 

The co-mingled recycling service provided by Camden Council means all of your recyclable items can be placed in the same bin. After collection, the recyclable items are transported to a materials recycling facility (MRF) where the items are sorted and separated (papers and plastics). After separation, each recyclable is processed to become a new resource.

Handy tips for recycling:

  • Please rinse all containers, crush cans and plastic before placing them in the bin.
  • All recyclable items should be loose in the bin, please do not place any recycling in plastic bags as the items will not be recycled and your bin may not be collected.

Items you can put in your recycling bin:

  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Newspaper, magazines and brochures
  • Clean pizza boxes
  • Telephone books
  • Wrapping paper
  • Aluminium cans, trays or foil
  • Steel cans and aerosol cans (remove nozzle)
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Bottle caps and lids (plastic and metal)
  • Plastic with the triangle symbol and the numbers 1-7

Items you cannot put in your recycling bin:

  • Dirty or soiled items
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Waxed paper or cardboard
  • Ceramics, crockery or cookware
  • Hazardous waste (oil containers, batteries, gas cylinders)