Bins, rubbish and recycling See which recycling bin to use

Green bins, containers and boxes

Your green bin is for food and garden waste. Things you can put in it include:

  • Meat and fish bones
  • Raw and cooked food
  • Tea bags and coffee grinds
  • Egg shells
  • Grass cuttings, hedge clippings, twigs and branches.

Food waste should be put in compostable bags first. Order new kitchen waste bags (caddy liners).

Get advice on how to reduce food waste

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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