What goes in my bins and more about domestic collections

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

Blue lidded bin - recycling

Grey bin blue lid

Use this bin for the following:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cartons (including tetrapaks)
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays (no black plastic)
  • Plastic bags/carrier bags (not black bags) - New from 4 March 2019
  • Bubble wrap - New from 4 March 2019
  • Cellophane - New from 4 March 2019
  • Cling film - New from 4 March 2019
  • Plastic film - New from 4 March 2019
  • Food/drink tins and cans
  • Crisp tubes (such as Pringles) - New from 4 March 2019
  • Egg boxes
  • Aerosols
  • Clean foil
  • 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) - New from 4 March 2019
  • Junk mail
  • Cardboard (excluding dirty or greasy card such as takeaway pizza boxes)

More about items we collect and the recycling service

Red bag

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