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 A to Z of reusing, recycling and waste disposal

Find your nearest recycling sites and brings sites

What can I put into my green bin?

Tick the box to display all items that you can put in your green bin  
  • Sample imageNappies

    Please consider using real nappies. Real nappies are re-useable and washable. They are easier to use than you might think and can work out cheaper in the long run than disposable ones.
    If you would like to try these, Leeds City Council has a real nappy incentive scheme to encourage parents to try these. You can either get a free trial pack or £30 cash back when you spend over £50 on real nappies. For more information please see the real nappy link below.
    If you are using disposable nappies, please bag them up before you put them in your black bin.

    Real nappies

  • Sample imageNeedles

    Please see Hypodermic Needles

  • Sample imageNewspapers

    Please remember that old newspaper has many uses. For example, it can be used for animal bedding or art projects e.g. paper mache.
    You can recycle your newspaper by putting it in your green recycling bin or taking it to your nearest bring site or recycling site. It will be made into new paper products.

    This item goes in green bin