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Refuse & Recycling - What Goes Where

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Unsure what you can recycle and what goes into each bin and box?

Please remember to rinse everything that goes into your blue bin, to avoid any unwanted smells.

Here is a summary:


Red box/Bin

Red Recycle Box

Paper

  • Letters/Bills
  • Envelopes (no Windows)
  • Leaflets/Junk Mail
  • Greeting Cards
  • News Papers/Magazines
  • Phone Books/Catalogues
  • Yellow Pages
  • Shredded Paper
  • Wrapping paper (non foil)

    DO NOT USE FOR:

    • Plastic Bags
    • Foil wrapping
    • Window envelopes

    Blue Bin

    A blue wheelie bin



    Mixed Recycling

    CARDBOARD

    • Card packaging (plastic/poly removed)
    • Cereal boxes 
    • Takeaway coffee cups inc. plastic lids

    PLASTIC BOTTLES, TUBS & TRAYS

    • All plastic bottles (drinks, cleaning & toiletry, including lids)
    • Yoghurt pots
    • Margarine tubs
    • Food trays/punnets 

    GLASS - All colours/clean

    • Jam/Sauce Jars
    • Wine/Beer Bottles
      (inc. lids)

    CANS & SMALL METAL ITEMS

    • Drinks & Food Cans
    • Aerosols
    • Tins/Pots/Pans/Baking Trays
    • Cutlery (NO KNIVES)
    • Spades/Trowels etc.
    • Clean Foil

    CARTONS 

    • Juice/Milk/Soup Cartons

      DO NOT USE FOR:

      • Paper
      • Plastic Bags
      • Cellophane
      • Cling film
      • Knives
      • Crisp packet
      • Polystyrene
      • Electrical Goods*

      Grey Bin 

      A grey wheelie bin


      Garden Waste 

      • Grass
      • Hedge Cuttings 
      • Twigs/small tree cuttings
      • Plants/Weeds
      • Hutch Bedding/Straw
      • Wood Shavings
      • Cold Ashes
      • Vacuum Cleaner Contents

      DO NOT USE FOR:

      Black Bin



       General Waste

      • Cooked Food and meats
      • Vegetable peeling
      • Cat and Dog Waste
      • Nappies/pads
      • Plastic Bags
      • Polythene/
        Cling film
      • Polystyrene
      • Wood
      • Crockery (non glass),ceramics & pottery.

      DO NOT USE FOR:

      *These items can be disposed of at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.


      Further Information

      Last updated 01/09/2016

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