- Paper - junk mail, office paper, newspapers, magazines, telephone directories
- Cardboard - brown card, glossy printed card, egg boxes, inner tubes from toilet and kitchen rolls
- Metal Cans - drink cans, food cans, pet food cans
- Aluminium aerosols (should be empty) - deodorant, cleaning products, hair products
- Foil - food containers, take away trays, soft foil (should be clean and scrunched up)
- Plastics - types 1 (PET/PETE), 2 (HDPE/PE-HD) and 4 (LDPE/PE-LD) these numbers can be found in a triangle on many plastic items for example plastic bags, plastic food containers and plastic milk bottles (lids off please).
- Kitchen food waste
- Garden waste
- Plastic types 3 (PVC/V), 5 (PP), 6 (PS) and 7 (other plastics) for example some margarine tubs, yoghurt pots
- Dirty food cartons
- Cartons (Tetrapaks)
- Electrical items (including batteries)
- Textiles (clothes, shoes, belts, bags etc)
- Shredded paper
- Any other household waste
Some properties use a bag service instead of a green bin. The same items can be recycled whether you are using a bin or a bag.
Further information about the types of waste that can be recycled can be found in the A to Z of reusing, recycling and waste disposal. You can find this in Related Pages.
Wash and squash
All drinks cans, plastic bottles and food cans should be washed out before placing in green bins/bags to avoid contamination. Squashing them will give you extra space in your bin.
We will collect any extra recycling if you leave it in a clear plastic bag or a green council bag at the side of your bin on your collection day. Please don't use black sacks as we won't pick these up.
Ever wondered what happens to the stuff you put in your green bin?
Green bin waste is taken to a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for sorting. The materials are then used to make new products.