- Paper - junk mail, office paper, newspapers, magazines,
- Cardboard - brown card, glossy printed card, egg boxes, inner tubes from toilet and kitchen roll
- Metal Cans - drink cans, food cans, pet food cans
- Aluminium aerosols (should be empty) - deodorant, cleaning material, hair products, squirty cream
- 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 bottles and plastic milk containers - lids off.
- kitchen food waste
- garden waste *
- glass bottles *
- plastic types 3 (PVC/V), 5 (PP), 6 (PS) and 7 (other plastics) for example some margarine tubs, yoghurt pots,
- food cartons
- tetrapaks (juice cartons) *
- electrical items (including batteries)*
- textiles (clothes, shoes, belts, bags etc)
- Shredded paper
*please take these to a Recycling Site
Remember to put your bin out by 7am on day of collection and put it away again as soon as you can after it has been emptied.
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 additional space in your bin.
We will collect any extra recycling you can't fit in your bin if you leave it in a clear plastic bag at the side of your bin on collection day. Don't use black sacks 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.