What goes in my bins?

Blue bin or bag (recycling)

Yes please

Place all items loose in the bin - do not put them inside plastic bags:

  •  Glass (leave lids on glass jars and bottles)
  •  Cans (do not crush)
  •  Paper, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, catalogues, phone directories and wrapping paper (non-plastic/metallic)
  •  Envelopes (including plastic windows)
  •  Cardboard food boxes and egg cartons (flattened)
  •  Cereal, cardboard packages (remove plastic padding) and food boxes
  •  Toilet or kitchen roll inner cardboard
  •  Plastic drinks bottles (keep lids on, do not flatten)
  •  Plastic shampoo and cleaning bottles

No thanks

We will not empty bins or recycling bags which contain the following:

  •  Black bag waste
  •  Plastic bags, cling film or plastic padding
  •  Metal objects, shredded paper or polystyrene
  •  Juice cartons (Tetrapak)
  •  Food or liquids
  •  Yoghurt pots, plastic tubs, food trays or foil containers
  •  Textiles, clothes and shoes (take clothes and bric-a-brac to your local charity shop or recycling bank).
  •  Paint tins (donate leftover paint to your local community repaint scheme)
  •  Electrical items (take these to your nearest recycling centre or arrange a Bulky Bob collection)
  •  Syringes
  •  Wood

 

Green bin (garden waste)

Yes please

  •  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.

No thanks

  •  Stone, concrete, timber or builder’s waste.
  •  Glass, plastic, metal, paper or cardboard.
  •  Plant pots, soil or turf.
  •  Household rubbish and food waste (food such as vegetable peelings can make good compost).

Purple bin (household waste)

Yes please

  •  Household waste and items that can't be recycled.
  •  Food waste , including pet food.

No thanks