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Dry Mixed Recyclables


Shorts provide a dry mixed recycling collection service for businesses throughout Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.

By separating your recyclables out of your general waste, you’ll be significantly reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

You’ll be surprised at how much DMR you normally put in your general waste bin. Here’s a list of all the items that can go in your recycle wheelie bin and what items can’t.

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Cardboard and mixed paper

  • Newspaper & magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Books
  • Telephone directories
Prohibited materials

  • Food waste
  • Wood
  • Toner cartridges
  • Green waste
  • Textiles
  • Polystyrene
  • Ceramics
  • Sand/soil
  • Building materials
Plastics (clean empty without tops)

  • PET- clear and coloured fizzy drink & water bottles, cordial bottles, cooking oil bottles.
  • HDPE – coloured and clear household cleaning fluid bottles, hair care, bath and shower product bottles.
Hazardous materials

  • Batteries
  • Oil containers
  • Electrical equipment
  • Chemical bottles
  • Asbestos


Cans (empty and rinsed)

  • Aluminium drink cans
  • Steel food cans
  • Steel drink cans
We can collect all the above items on separate collections. Just call us and we can arrange collection.


Dry recyclables are segregated at our fully licensed Recycling Centre in Ascot and Aldershot. Some items are forwarded to third parties for recycling or further processing. Normally card and paper is turned into new paper. Plastics are melted and moulded into new products, such as bin liners and carrier bags, CDs and DVD cases, and even garden furniture.