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What goes in my bins?

Purple bin Bin bag

Your purple bin is for household and food waste, and items which cannot be recycled or put in your green bin.  Please note: you cannot put electrical items in your purple bin - please book a Bulky Bob collection or visit your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of electrical goods.

Blue bin Blue box

You can recycle the following items in your blue bin or box. Please place all items loose in the bin - do not put them inside plastic bags:

  • Glass (remove lids from jars and bottles).
  • Cans (do not crush).
  • Paper, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, catalogues, phone directories and wrapping paper (remove Sellotape).
  • Envelopes (windows removed).
  • Cardboard food boxes and egg cartons (flattened).
  • Cereal and food boxes.
  • Toilet or kitchen roll inner cardboard.
  • Plastic drinks bottles (keep lids on, do not flatten).

We will not empty bins which contain the following:

  • Black bag waste.
  • Plastic bags, cling film or food trays.
  • Metal objects, shredded paper or polystyrene.
  • Juice cartons (Tetrapak).
  • Food or liquids.
  • Yoghurt pots or plastic tubs.
  • Envelopes with windows.
  • Textiles (use your local recycling bank).
  • Paint tins.
  • Electrical items.
  • Syringes.

Green bin

You can place the following items in your green bin:

  • Grass cuttings, hedge clippings, dead plants and weeds.
  • Cut flower and shrub prunings (woody waste).
  • Bark, leaves and small twigs.
  • Branches no larger than 7.5cm or 3 inches in diameter.

We will not empty bins which contain the following:

  • Stone, concrete, timber or builder’s waste.
  • Glass, plastic, metal, paper or cardboard.
  • Plant pots, soil or turf.
  • Household rubbish and food waste.

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