Bins, rubbish and recycling See which recycling bin to use

Please put the right material in your recycling bins. We can't collect a bin if it has the wrong material in it. We'll put a sticker on it telling you why.

Blue bin, container or bag

A picture of what can go in your blue bin

Things that can go in your blue bin include: Cardboard, food and drink cartons, magazines, comics, waste paper, newspapers, cardboard egg boxes, pizza boxes, juice boxes, travel tickets (for bus, tram, train), cards, flyers, leaflets, pamphlets and catalogues.

Brown bin or container

A picture of what you can put in your brown bin

Things that can go in your brown bin include: Plastic bottles including shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, mouthwash bottles, drinks bottles, washing up liquid bottles, milk bottles, foil and foil trays, empty aerosols, food tins, drinks cans, glass bottles and glass jars.

Green bin, container or box

A picture of what you can put in your green bin

Things that can go in your green bin include: Meat and fish bones, twigs and branchesm cooked and raw meat, bread products, fruit and veg peelings, tea bags, plate scrapings, cut flowers, dairy products and egg shells, grass cuttings and hedge clippings.

Food waste should be put in compostible bags first. We can supply these

Things that can't be recycled

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Things that can't be recycled include: Nappies, coffee cups, polystyrene, bottle tops, plant pots, electrical items, plastic film and bubble wrap, yoghurt pots, plastic food trays, batteries, plastic bags, clothes and shoes, plastic toys, bin bags, soil and building rubble.

Some of these things can go in your grey general waste bins, including: Nappies, coffee cups, polystyrene, bottle tops, plant pots, plastic food trays, plastic bags, plastic film and bubble wrap.

Things that can't go in any bins include: Invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed or Himalayan Balsam, electrical items, clothing and shoes and batteries, soil and building rubble.

See what to do with non-recyclable items. 

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