What goes in my bins?
The council's recycling and waste service consists of three wheeled bins, a kerbside box and a recycling bag . Our aim - with your support - is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
We have a green lidded bin for your green waste, a brown bin for plastics, tins, foil, paper and cardboard, a smaller kerbside box for glass, a red bag for clothing and a traditional black wheelie bin for everything else.
In most cases we empty your recycling bins one week and your black bin on the alternate week. You will receive an annual calendar detailing your collection days.
The Black Lidded Wheelie Bin is only to be used for general household waste that cannot be recycled. Please see the below guide to your extensive recycling service.
Green lidded wheelie bin
- Garden waste (for example leaves, grass, prunings)
- All food waste including fruit & veg, meat, fish, leftovers, teabags, bread and dairy products.
Please remember that none of the above can be contained in plastic bags. Only compostable bags using the code EN13432 should be used. Alternatively you can wrap your food waste in a single sheet of newspaper.
- Plastic bags
- Drinks cartons
- Waxed and foil-wrapped cardboard
- Animal litter/bedding & faeces
- Wood/coal ash
- General household waste
- Clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars (please rinse and remove caps)
- Tins and cans
- Tetra Pak
- Milk bottles, window glass & light bulbs
- Drinking glasses, crockery, ceramics & pyrex
- Clothing & paired shoes
- Bed linen, towels & other household textiles
- Pillows, duvets & cushions
- Wet or soiled items
- Plastic bottles, tubs & trays
- Food tins & drinks cans
- Empty aerosols
- Cardboard packaging & boxes
- Newspapers, magazines & junk mail
- Glass bottles & jars
- Carrier bags & cling film
- Tetra paks (juice cartons)
- Garden waste
- Food waste
Last updated: 12th February 2013