What goes in my bins?

Green lidded bin

Green lidded bin

Please use the green lidded bin to recycle food and garden plant waste.

Find out what we accept

Yes please
No thanks
  • Plastic, glass, metal, paper or cardboard
  • Japanese Knotweed & Ragwort
  • Large branches
  • Soil, rubble & stones
  • Wood, coal & ash
  • General rubbish
Brown bin

Brown bin

Please use the brown bin to recycle paper, cardboard, food tins & drink cans, aerosols and certain plastics.

Find out what we accept

Yes please
  • Plastic

    Please recycle plastic bottles, pots and tubs in your brown bin.

    Yoghurt pots

    Ice cream tubs

    Butter, margarine or olive oil spread tubs

    Cream or creme fraiche tubs

    Sweet or biscuit tubs

    Custard, sauce or soup tubs

    Ready meal trays

    Fruit and vegetable punnets

    Meat and fish trays

  • Food tins and drink cans

    Please recycle empty food tins and drinks cans in your brown bin.

    Baked bean or soup tins

    Fruit or vegetable tins

    Fish & meat tins

    Pet food tins

    Sweet & biscuit tins

    Fizzy drink cans

    Beer & cider cans

  • Foil

    Please recycle foil in your brown bin.
  • Aerosols

    Please recycle empty aerosol cans in your brown bin.

    Deodorant, shaving foam or hairspray cans

    Furniture polish or air freshener cans

    De-icer or WD40 spray cans

  • Paper

    Please recycle paper in your brown bin.
  • Cardboard

    Please recycle cardboard in your brown bin.

    Cardboard sleeves from ready meals

    Cereal boxes

    Tissue boxes

    Toilet roll & kitchen roll tubes

No thanks
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Cling film & carrier bags
  • Expanded polystyrene trays & packaging
  • Electrical items
  • Cartons
  • Food or garden plant waste
  • Metal objects such as saucepans & cutlery
  • Crockery & Pyrex

Green box

Please use the green box to separate glass bottles and jars for recycling.

Find out what we accept

Yes please
  • Glass bottles and jars

    Please remove lids before recycling glass bottles and jars in your green box.

    Wine, beer & spirit bottles

    Water & fruit juice bottles

    Oil & vinegar bottles

    Jam & marmalade jars

    Condiment, pickle & cooking sauce jars

    Herb & spice jars

No thanks
  • Glass bottles from the milkman
  • Spectacles
  • Crockery or Pyrex
  • Window or mirror glass
  • Light bulbs
Red bag

Red bag

Please use the red bag to recycle textiles and shoes.

Find out what we accept

Yes please
  • Textiles and shoes

    Please recycle textiles and shoes in your red bag.

    Unwanted clothing

    Bags, belts & hats

    Paired shoes


    Bed linen & blankets

    Curtains & towels

No thanks
  • Wet & dirty clothing
  • Duvets, pillows & cushions
Black bin

Black bin

Please use the black bin for general rubbish that cannot be recycled.

Find out what we accept

Yes please
  • General rubbish

    Please put general rubbish in your black bin.

    Non recyclable rubbish

    Cling film & carrier bags

    Expanded polystyrene trays & packaging

    Lids from glass bottles & jars

    Disposable nappies (bagged)

    Sanitary or incontinence products (bagged)

    Cat or dog litter & faeces (bagged)

    Cooled ash from fires (bagged)

No thanks
  • Recyclable items
  • Electrical items
  • Rubble & building waste
  • Soil
  • Large branches or tree trunks
  • Hot ashes

Last updated: 30th September 2016

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