Waste and recycling

Recycling collections

Update about recycling collections

For the safety of our staff and customers, and to help minimise the spread of coronavirus, we’re adapted some of our services - find out about changes to how we collect recycling.

Collecting recycling from the kerbside

We provide kerbside recycling collections to all households:

  • every fortnight on alternate weeks to household waste collections
  • put your boxes out ready for collection between 7.00pm on the day before collection and 7.00am on your collection day
  • check your collection dates using our online waste collection calendar

How we collect recycling

Separate your recycling into these three types and place in the correct box:

  • plastic, tins and cans (metal)
  • paper and cardboard
  • glass

See further information about what you can recycle at the kerbside.

Recycling in York

Find out about how we manage recycling in York.

Missed recycling collections

If we haven't collected your recycling, check:

  • your boxes contain only the correct items
  • your boxes were put out at your collection point before 7.00am
  • whether we have left a sticker explaining there was a problem

If none of these apply, we'll collect any excess and additional recycling at your next scheduled collection.

Alternatively, take your recycling to one of our recycling sites:

See further information about missed waste collections.

Recycling for flats

If you live in a flat, you may have:

  • shared or communal recycling bins (kept outside in a bin store), or
  • your own individual recycling boxes

Check what's available to you using our online collection calendar.

Please don't leave bags of recycling next to communal bins.

Recycling for rural properties

If you live in a more remote or rural part of the city, you may only have recycling collections for:

  • paper/cardboard
  • plastic bottles/metal cans

Check which collections are available to you using our online waste collection calendar.

Recycling with St. Nick's

St. Nick's provide weekly recycling collections in the city centre - check the list of streets for St. Nick's recycling collections.

Contact St. Nick's to request a recycling box if you're eligible for their recycling collections.

Also see

Waste, Highways and Environmental Services

Telephone: 01904 551551