What Goes Where?

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

Plastic 

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

Glass - All colours/clean 

  • Jam / sauce jars
  • Wine / beer bottles (inc. lids)

Cans and 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*
Green / Grey Bin Garden Waste Do Not Use For
A grey and green bin
  • Grass
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Twigs / small tree cuttings
  • Plants / weeds
  • Hutch / bedding / straw
  • Wood shavings
  • Cold ashes
  • Cardboard
  • Kitchen waste
  • Soil / turf*
  • Wood
  • Plastic bags or liners
  • No side waste (extra bags etc)*
  • Vacuum cleaner contents
Black Bin General Waste Do Not Use For
A black rubbish bin
  • Cooked food and meats
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Cat and dog waste
  • Nappies / pads (triple wrapped)
  • Plastic bags
  • Polythene
  • Cling film
  • Polystyrene
  • Wood
  • Vacuum cleaner contents
  • 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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