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Recycling - Blue Box

Please leave your box(es) out on the edge of your property as near to the street as possible by 6am on the day of collection.
Your recycling is collected every two weeks on the same day as your refuse, with the blue and green boxes collected one week and the green garden waste sack the other week (unless you have been otherwised informed).

If you are unsure about when your collection weeks are, please email recycling@birmingham.gov.uk

Blue box



What can I put in my blue box?

Yes please:

Cereal boxes, junk mail, telephone directories, yellow pages
  • cereal boxes
  • junkmail
  • telephone directories & yellow pages
  • newspapers
  • cardboard


Tie any extra paper or card up in bundles using string or tape.


No thanks:

Milk & juice cartons, soiled paper & card
  • milk and juice cartons
  • soiled paper or card


Birmingham City Council currently offers two other doorstep recycling schemes:

Green box - Glass, cans and plastic bottles

Clear sack - Garden waste