What can I put in my bins?

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What can I put in my bins?

It's important that you put the correct rubbish or recycling in the right bin.

Need to order a new bin or container?

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(weekly collections only)

Yes please;

  • General household waste
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Plastics that cannot be recycled

 

No thanks;

  • DIY waste
  • Garden waste

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 OR pink sack [image] Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
pink sack *
 

Yes please;

  • Cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Paper (including shredded
    paper in bags)
  • Envelopes (white and brown)
  • Telephone directories
  • Books
  • Junk mail, leaflets and circulars
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Metal lids from glass bottles and jars
  • Clean kitchen foil and foil food trays
  • Aerosols
  • Drinks cartons (Tetra Paks)
  • Plastic bottles (remove lids
    and include for recycling)
  • Plastic food pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic film and bags (supermarket
    carrier bags)
  • Blister packs (moulded plastic
    packaging used for, batteries, small toys etc)

No thanks;

  • Garden waste
  • Foil-lined plastic pouches and bags
    (crisp packets, baby and pet food pouches) 
  • Dog waste/cat litter
  • Building materials
  • Hard plastics (toys and plant pots)
  • Black refuse bags 
  • Glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Polystyrene
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Wood
  • Rubber
  • Ceramics
  • Sand
  • Pyrex
* only available to those on weekly black sack refuse where a sacked recycling service is available

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Glass Recycling Box

(fortnightly refuse collections only)

Yes please;

  • Glass bottles (all colours)
  • Glass jars (all colours)

No thanks;

  • Lids and bottle tops
  • Window panes
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Pyrex/ovenproof glassware
  • Drinking glasses

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(only if subscribed to the service)

Yes please;

  • Grass cuttings
  • Shrub cuttings
  • Plant cuttings
  • Flower cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Branches (up to 10cm/4in diameter only)

No thanks;

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Food waste
  • Cat litter and dog waste
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Plastics e.g. plant pots
  • Glass

 

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