RecyclingSèrvices d’Èrcycliéthie

  • Kerbside recycling will be collected from your doorstep twice monthly by our dedicated recycling team, please make sure your rubbish and recycling is out before 6am, on the day of your collection.

    Your Parish recycling collection

    Our service encompasses the collection of various recyclable materials, including paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and household metal packaging.  

     We would like to inform you of some upcoming changes to the Parish’s recycling operations, which will take effect from 1 January 2024. After conducting a thorough review of our recycling scheme, we have decided to return to a two-bag system;

    The Parish provides householders with two recycling bags:

    • Clear Bags: will be used for the recycling of steel tins, aluminium cans, and plastic bottles. We kindly request that you utilise the clear bags for these specific recyclables. 
    • Blue Bags: will be designated for the recycling of light card, paper, magazines, and envelopes. Please ensure that these materials are placed in blue bags for collection

    Recycling bags can be collected from the Parish Hall during opening hours (Mon – Fr 8:45am – 3:45pm)

    We understand that these collection times may not be convenient for all residents. In such cases, we kindly request that you contact our customer services team on 735864 or [email protected] and provide either your rate payer reference number, or name and residential address. Our dedicated waste and recycling teams will then arrange for bags to be delivered directly to your property.


    Please put your recycling bags out the night before your collection day as our recycling team start collections early.

    If you would like to recycle in between collections, please bring your recycling bags to the Recycling Centre at the Parish Depot in Rue de Pres trading estate.

    More information on what you can and cannot recycle can be found in the next section.

    When’s my collection?

    Your recycling will be collected twice a month, to find out dates of your collection, please see our recycling calendar above.



  • It is very important that you only use the recycling bags for the things we can recycle.

    Blue bag click here for a full list of cans and can’ts

    Clear bag – click here for a full list of cans and can’ts

    Shredded paper: We do not collect shredded paper but it can be taken to Abbey Waste in Rue de Pres trading estate for recycling.

    Scrunch test: If you are unsure if wrapping paper or a food wrapper can be recycled, do the scrunch test:  Scrunch the wrapper in your hand – if it springs back open put it in your rubbish bin as we cannot recycle it.

    If you are unsure if something can be recycled, please leave it out and contact us.



  • Your recycling is delivered to Abbey Waste, a company providing recycling services based in the parish. Abbey Waste receive and export recycling for the Government of Jersey and you can be confident that all of the parish’s recycling will be recycled.


    Paper and cardboard are sent to a recycler in the UK. They are used to make recycled card products such as packaging and the covers for hard back books.

    Bottles are sent to a UK recycling plant where they are cut into small pieces and melted down to create recycled plastic. They will be used to make a range of products made from recycled plastic such as garden furniture and PVC window frames.

    Household metal packaging such as food and drink cans are sent to a recycler where they are separated into aluminium and steel. The metals are sent to the UK to be melted down and processed to create new cans and other metal goods.


    The Parish recycling bags are made from recycled material and are also recyclable.  We can only recycle the bags if they are clean so please make sure the items you recycle are clean and empty.



Recycling Centres

There are a number of mini recycling centres or ‘bring banks’ in the parish and around the island.  Details can be found here

A Household Reuse and Recycling Centre and Household Garden Waste Reception are available at La Collette. Details can be found here:

More information about how to reduce, reuse and recycle

Use the Recycling Finder tool provided by the Government of Jersey to find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle different items.  Link to: