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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 Takeaway pizza boxes
Office paper - white and coloured Black plastic trays
Other paper - including clean paper bags Soft plastic film such as biscuit wrappers.
Envelopes Black sacks - empty or full
Telephone directories - Yellow Pages and similar Crisp packets and cling film
Junk mail, catalogues Used kitchen roll/tissues
Brown, grey and corrugated card Wallpaper
Card based egg boxes Takeaway drink cups
Cardboard tubes - food tubes, toilet and kitchen rolls Domestic and commercial oil cans
Food packaging card Metal paint tins
Steel and aluminium food and drink cans - rinsed including bottle tops and jar lids. Car products
Biscuit and chocolate tins Light lubricating oil or domestic and commercial glue containers
Pet food cans - rinsed Paint aerosols
Aerosols - empty of contents Polystyrene - cups, pizza trays and packaging materials
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 Corks from bottles

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

Card and aluminium takeaway container lids
Cartons - food, drink and similar containers - rinsed  Small UHT milk plastic cartons
Foil and aluminium food trays - rinsed  Bubble wrap
Shredded Paper - This must be contained either in a cardboard box such as a cereal box or in a tied clear plastic bag. Food waste
Toys, video tapes, CDs and DVDs
Plastic plant and paint pots
Washing up bowls, cutlery and drainer trays
Foil laminate pouches - including pet food and drinks
Corrugated plastic sheeting
DIY products - including filler
Domestic insecticide containers
Textiles and clothing
Light bulbs and batteries

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

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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