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What goes in each bin?

Please ensure all materials are clean and contain no food traces to avoid contamination of all the recycling. If the crew notice contamination in the bin or box your recycling will not be collected and a tag will be left explaining why. Your bin/box will need to be cleared of the contamination to ensure it is suitable for the next scheduled collection. 

Blue lidded bin - non-glass recycling 


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Newspapers and magazines Plastic Carrier Bags
Greeting cards Plastic packaging film and cling film - biscuit wrappers and crisp packets
Office paper - white and coloured Black sacks - empty or full
Other paper - including clean paper bags Black plastic trays
Envelopes Small UHT milk cartons and coffee pods
Telephone directories - Yellow Pages and similar Takeaway pizza boxes and drink cups
Junk mail, catalogues Card and aluminium takeaway container lids
Shredded Paper - This must be contained either in a cardboard box such as a cereal box or in a tied clear plastic bag. Textiles and clothing
Brown, grey and corrugated card Bubble wrap
Card based egg boxes Polystyrene - cups, pizza trays and packaging materials
Cardboard tubes -  toilet and kitchen rolls Nappies
Food packaging card Foil laminate pouches - including pet food and drinks 
Steel and aluminium food and drink cans - rinsed including bottle tops and jar lids. Toys, video tapes, CDs and DVDs
Biscuit and chocolate tins Food waste
Pet food cans - rinsed Corks
Aerosols - empty of contents Used kitchen roll/tissues
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 Wallpaper and Photographs

Plastic containers  (rinsed) -  food pots/trays, tubs, yogurt pots and margarine tubs.  All colours except black.

Plastic plant and paint pots
Cartons - food, drink and similar containers - rinsed  Washing up bowls, cutlery and drainer trays
Foil and aluminium food trays - rinsed  Corrugated plastic sheeting
Domestic and commercial oil cans
Metal paint tins
Car products
Oil cans
Glue containers
DIY products - including filler
Domestic insecticide containers
Paint aerosols
Light bulbs and batteries
Hard back books

Blue box - glass recycling

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Glass bottles and jars - rinsed, not in plastic bags Drinking glasses and pyrex containers
Glass roller ball deodorants Window/sheet glass
Glass ramekins from desserts Ceramics
Spectacles

Green bin - garden waste

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Grass cuttings Stones, soil and turf
Clippings - including hedge and small branches Fruit and veg peelings
Leaves Food waste
Plants and weeds Ash
Garden fruit windfalls Cat and dog waste
Bark Plant pots
Small pet bedding Cardboard and paper
Pot plant compost Household rubbish 
Christmas trees (chopped up) Plastic bags
Treated wood

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