Bins, rubbish and recycling See which recycling bin to use

Brown bins and containers

Your brown bin is for metal, glass and bottle-shaped plastic. Things you can put in it include:

  • Plastic bottles - including shampoo, bleach, mouthwash, drinks, washing up liquid and milk bottles
  • Foil and foil trays
  • Empty aerosols
  • Tins and cans
  • Glass bottles and jars

There are some plastics that we can't recycle including yoghurt pots and food trays. You should put these in your grey non-recyclable waste bin.

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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