What goes in each bin

Blue bin - recycling

Yes please

  • aerosols
  • biscuit and chocolate tins
  • cardboard (all colours)
  • card based egg boxes
  • cardboard tubes - toilet and kitchen roll
  • cartons - food, drink and similar containers - rinsed
  • envelopes (including windowed)
  • foil and aluminium food trays - rinsed
  • food packaging card
  • greetings cards (remove glitter and decorations) 
  • junk mails, catalogues
  • newspapers and magazines
  • office paper - white and coloured
  • other paper - including clean paper bags
  • pet food tins - rinsed
  • plastic bottles - (including trigger spray bottles, pump spray bottles and roller ball bottles) rinsed of food, drink, personal care products, household cleaning products and cooking oil.
  • plastic containers (rinsed) - food pots/trays, tubs, yogurt pots and margarine tubs. All colours except black.
  • shredded paper - This must be contained either in a cardboard box such as a cereal box.
  • steel and aluminium food and drink cans 
  • telephone directories - Yellow Pages and similar





Find out more about your Blue Bin here:

No thanks

  • black plastic trays
  • black sacks - empty or full
  • bubble wrap
  • car products
  • card and aluminium takeaway container lids
  • corks
  • corrugated plastic sheeting
  • crisp packets
  • DIY products
  • domestic and commercial oil cans
  • domestic insecticide containers
  • foil laminate pouches - including pet food and drinks
  • food waste
  • glue containers
  • hard back books
  • light bulb and batteries
  • metal paint tins
  • nappies
  • oil cans
  • paint aerosols
  • plastic carrier bags
  • plastic packaging films and cling film - biscuit wrappers and crisp packets
  • plastic plant and paint pots
  • polystyrene - cups, pizza trays and packaging materials
  • small UHT milk cartons and coffee pods
  • takeaway pizza boxes and drink cups
  • textiles and clothing
  • toys, videos tapes, CDs and DVDs
  • tubular steel - camping chair legs etc
  • used kitchen roll/tissues
  • wallpaper and photographs
  • washing up bowls, cutlery and drainer trays
  • compostable or biodegradable plastic packaging 
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