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What goes where?

Unsure what you can recycle and what goes into each bin and box? Here is a summary...

Red Box/Bin Paper Do Not Use For
Red Recycle Box
  • Letters/Bills
  • Envelopes (no Windows)
  • Leaflets/Junk Mail
  • Greeting Cards 
  • News Papers/Magazines
  • Phone Books/Catalogues
  • Yellow Pages 
  • Shredded Paper
  • Wrapping paper (non foil)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Foil wrapping
  • Window envelopes
Blue Box/Bin Plastic Bottles/ Glass/ Cans/Small Metal Items (all items rinsed)

Do Not Use For
Blue Recycle Bin

CARDBOARD

  • Card packaging 
  • Cereal boxes 
  • Takeaway coffee cups inc. plastic lids

PLASTIC 

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

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 

  • Plastic Bags
  • Cellophane
  • Cling film
  • Knives
  • Crisp packet
  • Polystyrene
  • Electrical Goods*
Grey Bin Garden Waste Do Not Use For
Grey Bin
  • Grass
  • Hedge Cuttings
  • Twigs/small tree cuttings
  • Plants/Weeds
  • Hutch/Bedding/Straw
  • Wood Shavings
  • Cold Ashes
  • Vacuum Cleaner Contents
Black Bin General Waste Do Not Use For
Black bin
  • Cooked Food and meats
  • Vegetable peeling
  • Cat and Dog Waste
  • Nappies/pads
  • Plastic Bags
  • Polythene/
  • Cling film
  • Polystyrene
  • Wood

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

Further Information

    Last updated 24/04/2017


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