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

A red recycling box

  • Letters/bills
  • Envelopes
  • Leaflets/junk mail
  • Greeting cards 
  • News papers/magazines
  • Phone books/catalogues
  • Yellow pages 
  • Shredded paper
  • Wrapping paper (non foil)
  • Plastic bags
  • Cellophane/plastic wrapping
  • Foil gift wrapping
  • Cardboard
Blue Box/Bin Plastic Bottles/ Glass/ Cans/Small Metal Items (all items rinsed)

 

Do Not Use For

A blue rubbish 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

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
  • Metal cutlery
  • Spades/trowels etc.
  • Clean foil
  • Metal takeaway trays

CARTONS

  • Juice/milk/soup cartons 

 

  • Plastic bags
  • Cellophane/wrapping
  • Cling film
  • Knives
  • Crisp packets
  • Polystyrene
  • Hard plastics (plant pots/toys)
  • Paper
  • Nappies
  • Food waste
  • Textiles*
  • Electrical goods*
Grey Bin Garden Waste Do Not Use For

A grey box

  • Grass
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Twigs/small tree cuttings
  • Plants/weeds
  • Hutch/bedding/straw
  • Wood shavings
  • Cold ashes
  • Vacuum cleaner contents
  • Cardboard
  • Kitchen waste
  • Soil/turf*
  • Wood
  • Plastic bags or liners
  • No side waste (extra bags etc)*
Black Bin General Waste Do Not Use For

A black rubbish bin

  • Cooked food and meats
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Cat and dog waste
  • Nappies/pads (tripple wrapped)
  • Plastic bags
  • Polythene
  • Cling film
  • Polystyrene
  • Wood
  • No side waste (extra bags)
  • Soil/turf*
  • Stone*
  • Rubble*
  • Car parts*
  • Batteries*
  • Light bulbs*
  • Electrical goods*

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

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