What you can put in your bins

Blue recycling bin

Please place all items loose in the bin - do not put them inside bags. Items must be clean, dry and loose. Please remove lids.

We now take:

  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic bottle lids
  • Metal lids from jars and bottles
  • Cardboard
  • Food tins and drinks cans (rinsed)
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles (for example, fizzy drink bottles, milk bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles - please remove lids and put them in the blue bin separately)
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Cardboard based food and drink cartons, for example, TetraPaks - please put the lids in separately
  • Envelopes (with plastic windows removed)

Do NOT put these in your blue bin

  • Aluminium food trays or foil
  • Bagged materials
  • Black plastic tubs, pots or trays
  • Bubble wrap
  • Food or garden waste
  • Glass - to recycle please take to a recycling bank or recycling centre
  • Non-packaging plastic, for example, toys or general household items such as basins, storage boxes
  • Polystyrene trays
  • Plastic bags

If your bin is contaminated with other materials it will result in the bin being left unemptied.  A sticker with instructions will be left on the bin.

Our Household Waste and Recycling Policy

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