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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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Aerosols - empty of contents

Black plastic trays
Biscuit and chocolate tins Black sacks - empty or full
Brown, grey and corrugated card Bubble wrap

Card based egg boxes

Car products
Cardboard tubes -  toilet and kitchen rolls Card and aluminium takeaway container lids
Cartons - food, drink and similar containers - rinsed  Corks
Envelopes Corrugated plastic sheeting
Foil and aluminium food trays - rinsed  DIY products - including filler
Food packaging card Domestic and commercial oil cans
Greetings Cards Domestic insecticide containers
Junk mail, catalogues Foil laminate pouches - including pet food and drinks
Newspapers and magazines Food waste
Office paper - white and coloured Glue containers
Other paper - including clean paper bags Hard back books
Pet food cans - rinsed Light bulbs and batteries
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. Metal paint tins
Plastic containers  (rinsed) -  food pots/trays, tubs, yogurt pots and margarine tubs.  All colours except black. Nappies
Shredded Paper - This must be contained either in a cardboard box such as a cereal box or in a tied clear plastic bag. Oil cans
Steel and aluminium food and drink cans - rinsed including bottle tops and jar lids. Paint aerosols
Telephone directories - Yellow Pages and similar Plastic Carrier Bags
Plastic packaging film 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, video tapes, CDs and DVDs
Used kitchen roll/tissues
Wallpaper and Photographs
Washing up bowls, cutlery and drainer trays


Blue box - glass recycling

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

Green bin - garden waste

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

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