- all clean paper
- window envelopes
- writing paper
- dirty paper
- greasy paper
- mouldy paper
- laminated or waxed paper
- paper with glitter, glue or ribbons
- shredded paper
Recycling is collected every 2 weeks. Find out your next recycling collection day.
Only place the following in your recycling bin/box. Everything must be:
There’s no need to check the plastic type. Squash the bottle and put the lid back on (loose lids are too small for processing).
Visit the following pages to find out how you can recycle more from your doorstep and around the city.
The recycling lorry takes the waste to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). Inside the MRF, the waste is emptied and sorted into the different types of material. These sorted materials are then sent to factories to turn the old waste into new items:
For answers to frequently asked questions about recycling in Portsmouth, check out our mythbuster page.
For details on how to put your recycling bin out for collection, please read our guidelines online.