What goes in my bins and more about domestic collections

We no longer collect batteries, including car batteries. Find out how and where to recycle batteries

Blue lidded bin - recycling

Grey bin blue lidUse this bin for the following:

  • Glass bottle/jar collections
    • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastics recycling collections
    • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays (no black plastic)
    • Plastic bags/carrier bags (not black bags)
    • Bubble wrap
    • Cellophane
    • Cling film
    • Plastic film
  • Tins and cans collections
    • Tins and cans
    • Aerosols
    • Clean foil
  • Cartons collections
    • Cartons (including tetrapaks)
    • Crisp tubes (such as Pringles)
    • Egg boxes
  • Paper and cardboard collections
    • Paper (including newspapers and magazines)
    • Paper based gift wrap
    • Greeting cards (no glitter, bows or badges)
    • Catalogues, directories and yellow pages
    • Books (soft and hardback)
    • Junk mail
    • Envelopes (with or without window)
    • Cardboard (excluding dirty or greasy card such as takeaway pizza boxes)

More about the recycling service

Further information: lesswaste.org.uk

Red bag - textiles, shoes

red bag Use this bag for the following:

  • Clothes
  • Textiles
  • Shoes

More about textile/shoe collections

Brown bin - garden waste

brown bin - smaller web imageUse this bin for the following:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Flowers and plants
  • Hedge clippings and tree prunings
  • Leaves and bark
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Annual weeds

More about the garden waste service

We cannot empty the brown bin if it contains unsuitable items for a brown bin

Black bin - refuse

black bin

Use this bin for the following:

  • Non-recyclable and non-compostable waste
  • Please check whether your local supermarket recycles printer toner cartridges before putting them in your black bin

More about the refuse service

We cannot empty the black bin if it contains unsuitable items for a black bin

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