Help us recycle correctly

We appreciate the efforts of those in Slough who take part in the recycling scheme.

Every area has its own recycling rules, so please take time to study what Slough Borough Council can accept in the red bins.

Putting the wrong items into your red bin can lead to a bigger cost to the council.

Items such as black sacks, dirty nappies and wet food containers spoil the entire recycling load and it is rejected. It then has to be sent off to landfill, which costs the council more money in disposal. 

Do NOT put these in your red bin 

  • Black sacks – if you use plastic bags to keep your recycling in, then empty the contents of the bag into the recycling bin and place the plastic bag in the rubbish bin or reuse it.
  • Food – this gets mixed in with all the other recycling. Put it in the black bin.
  • Garden waste.
  • Clothes and textiles – these can be taken to the Chalvey Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) or in one of the bring banks. You can call and have them collected from your home every Monday,or hand them into charity shop.
  • Batteries, small electrical appliances – these are recyclable but not in the red bin. Take them to the HWRC, SBC bring sites, or larger stores who offer recycling points.
  • Plastics (non bottle shaped) – everything that is NOT a plastic bottle made from plastic should go into your black bin.
  • Nappies – not recyclable in Slough, dirty nappies get mixed with all the other recycling.
  • Polystyrene.

Everything should be loose in the bin, not in plastic bags.

Find out more about recycling in Slough


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