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Brown bin

Use your brown bin to recycle glass, plastic (bottles, pots, tubs and trays) food tins, drink cans, foil, aerosols, cartons, paper and cardboard.

Remember to leave your recycling loose! Plastic bags and bin liners can't be recycled in your brown bin and can contaminate the entire collection.

Please check our Leave it loose [1MB]  recycling guide before recycling.

Not all plastics can be recycled. It's important to check what items are acceptable in the brown bin before recycling.

Please check out our Life with Less Plastic [863KB] toolkit for hints and tips on how you can reduce the amount of single-use plastics you may use.

We can only recycle...

Glass bottles and jars 
Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
Food tins, drinks cans, foil and aerosols
Food and drink cartons
Cardboard
Paper

We can't recycle...

Black plastic bottles, pots, tubs or trays
Plastic bags or film
Food waste or liquid - containers should be empty and rinsed clean
Polystyrene trays or packaging
Plastic toys or coat hangers
Electrical items