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Recycling Service - What Goes in Each Container

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Please do not place any of the following items in this bin: black plastic bags, food waste, garden waste,  food and drink cartons, polystyrene, bubble wrap, hard plastics (e.g. toys and plant pots), foil-lined plastic pouches and bags (e.g. crisp packets), Pyrex/ovenproof glassware, drinking glasses, crockery, window panes, mirrors, light bulbs, refuse.

Please note, recycling bins issued before April 2013 are grey.


Example of a Brown Garden Waste Bin which accepts materials as listed

Garden Waste Bin - Chargeable service 

  • Grass cuttings 
  • Hedge trimmings 
  • Shrub and flower cuttings
  • Branches (up to 10cm/4" diameter) 
  • Weeds 
  • Roots 
  • Leaves
  • Herbivorous pet bedding

Please do not place any of the following items in this bin: food waste (e.g. vegetable peelings), plastics, soil, rubble, cardboard, paper, cat litter, dog waste, treated/ painted wood or Japanese knotweed.


Rubbish Bin

  • For items you cannot recycle such as food waste, cat litter/dog waste and disposable nappies. Put any cat litter/dog waste and nappies into a bag before putting them into your bin. Please do not place builders' rubble, soil, hot ashes or garden waste in this bin. Example of a Black Rubbish Bin which accepts materials as listed

For more information on the your recycling service please see Your Waste Collection Service - Frequently Asked Questions



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