What Goes in Each Bin

Recycling Bin – clean, dry and loose.

Please help us with our recycling by giving your items a quick rinse before placing them loose in the recycling bin.

Please do not place any of the following items in this bin: black plastic bags, food waste, garden waste, food and drink cartons, textiles, polystyrene, bubble wrap, hard plastics (e.g. toys and plant pots), blister packs (eg. plastic and foil packaging for medicinal tablets) foil-lined plastic pouches and bags (e.g. crisp packets), Pyrex/ovenproof glassware, drinking glasses, crockery, window panes, mirrors, light bulbs, rubbish.
Please note, recycling bins issued before April 2013 are black.

Garden Waste Bin – Chargeable Service

Image of a brown wheelie bin for collection of garden waste

  • Grass cuttings
  • Shrub and flower cuttings
  • Branches (up to 10cm/4″ diameter)
  • Weeds
  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Herbivorous pet bedding (not paper)

Please do not place any of the following items in this bin: food waste (e.g. vegetable peelings), plastics, soil, compost, 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, nappies, cold ashes and vacuum cleaner waste into a bag before putting them into your bin. Please do not place builders’ rubble, soil, hot ashes, electrical items or garden waste in this bin.

Batteries and Small Electrical Items


If you have small household batteries (not car batteries) or small electrical items (eg. toasters, mobile phones, hairdryers) for recycling, please place them in a separate bag on top of either your rubbish or recycling bin for collection. Always place batteries in a separate bag. If you can remove batteries from items first please do so! Please take any larger electrical items which don’t fit into a carrier bag to a Household Waste and Recycling Site.
For more information on the your recycling service please see our frequently asked questions page on the waste collection service