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What is changing?

Recycling day change

Why have we decided to make these changes?

We have recently published our new Resource and Waste Strategy through to 2030 to help minimise and recycle more of our waste. This will help us mitigate the impacts of climate change and help us meet our ambitious target to be net zero carbon by 2040.

This included replacement blue and white bags and a new 73L green recycling bag for cardboard recycling to deal with the increased amount of card generated in St Helens and help us separate glass from card to maintain quality and help recycle as much of our waste as possible.

The change to collection days will make our collection rounds more efficient and help us reduce vehicle movements, reducing carbon emissions. It will also support growing collection areas in future years.

Collection day change

From Monday 6th November 2023 the collection day, week or time changed for a lot of residents. You can check your collection day online. We will not return for any missed collections.

Your new recycling bags 

Each household should have received a full set of the new recycling bags. Following feedback from residents, these new bags have an improved lid to keep the contents dry and a heavier weight in the bottom to stop them from blowing away in the wind. You can start using the new bags as soon as you receive them. 

The new 73L green bag will be for cardboard only. The existing 55L black box will be for glass bottles and jars only. There will be no change to the 46L blue bag, 73L white bag or food waste caddies.