Bins, rubbish and recycling See which recycling bin to use

Blue bins, bags and containers

Your blue bin is for paper and card. Things you can put in it include:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper and shredded paper
  • Newspaper, magazines and catalogues
  • Unwanted books
  • Envelopes and junk mail
  • Greetings cards and wrapping paper (without glitter)
  • Drinks cartons (Tetra Pak)
  • Toilet and kitchen roll tubes

Please ensure you crush down boxes and large bits of cardboard to fit as much in your bins as possible.

Watch a video on how to use your bins.

If  you are still unsure, Recycle for Greater Manchester has more information on what to do with different items.

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