Blue Bin and Blue Box Flexible Service

Blue Bin and Blue Box Flexible Service

The following information now only applies to residents in the south of Sheffield who haven't yet moved onto our new Twin Bin recycling service.  

If you require more information about the new Twin Bin recycling service please click here.

You have two recycling containers - a blue bin for mixed recycling and a box for paper and card. You also have flexibility to use your blue bin and blue box in the way that best meets your needs.

If your blue bin is lost or damaged you can order a free replacement here or by calling 0114 2734567 or email:

If you have moved in to a brand new property and don’t yet have any bins, please call us on 0114 2734567.


How does it work?

Recycling choice 1
Recycling choice 2

Some things to remember

  • Your recyclable materials cannot be mixed in the same container.  Your paper and card needs to go in one container and your glass bottles and jars, tins, cans and plastic bottles in the other.
  • We cannot accept plastic bags or plastic containers. We can only accept plastic bottles in the bin/box. If your bin/box contains other plastics it will not be emptied. Other plastics can be taken to a local Recycling Site to be recycled.
  • Your recyclable materials should be placed loose inside the bin/box. Please do not place in plastic bags.
  • We cannot take any additional side waste, except for small amounts of neatly bundled cardboard that are smaller than your blue bin.
  • Please put your blue bin and your blue box out by 7am on your collection day and return them to your property by 9am the following day.
  • Don't lose your waterproof hat! Please make sure it is tied to one of the handles of the blue box as shown above. If you need a new one, you can get one for free by contacting us.
  • Your blue bin cannot be emptied if the lid is not closed flat.
  • We can provide help with your blue box if you struggle to lift it due to a medical or age related reason. We can also provide help with your wheeled bins. Click here to find out more.

How to find out more: 

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