What to put in your black bin

Find out what you can and cannot put in your black bin.

Yes please

Your black bin is for general household waste only. Try to recycle as much as you can in your green recycling bin.

Your household waste should be placed inside the bin with the lid closed. We do not collect extra bags on top of or near your bin.

No thanks

We will not collect your bin if you put items in that are hazardous, too large or heavy. This includes:

  • batteries or low energy light bulbs
  • gas bottles
  • motor vehicle parts
  • paint
  • rubble or bricks
  • soil or large branches
  • syringes or needles

Find out what to do with the things that cannot go in your black bin with our A to Z of reusing, recycling and waste disposal.

Bag collection service

If we collect bags from you, please remember that 3 is the maximum number of bags on a collection.

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