What Goes in Which Bin?

If your bin has the wrong items in it, or it is too heavy to move, it may be refused collection. District and County have asked us to highlight that all waste is deposited in the correct bins, incorrectly sorted waste will result in No collection .

Find out what can be put in each bin:

Recycling BLUE Bins We take:

  • plastic packaging (excluding any black plastic which cannot currently be recycled) including bottles, bottle tops, pots, tubs, trays, clean plant pots, carrier bags, bread bags, cling film and bubble wrap
  • glass bottles and jars (including broken glass bottles and jars)
  • paper and card (put shredded paper in the garden bin)
  • biscuit and sweet tins
  • newspapers and magazines
  • egg boxes (plastic and cardboard)
  • aerosols
  • cans and tins
  • clean foil

We don’t take:

  • black sacks/bin bags
  • broken Pyrex-type glass or mirrors (put in grey bin, wrapped in newspaper or in a bag so it’s not loose in the bin)
  • clothes, textiles or shoes (take to charity shops or clothing banks)
  • paint tins
  • broken toys or housewares
  • polystyrene
  • foam/sponge
  • batteries (recycle at household recycling centres and some supermarkets)
  • shredded paper (put in garden bin)

Please rinse your containers before recycling to prevent food contaminating other materials. If you have extra recycling that won’t fit in your wheeled bin, we will take it if it is placed in a clear sack next to your bin. Any other type of sacks will not be collected. Garden waste Green Bins We take:

  • real Christmas trees can be put next to your bin for composting in January. If the tree is taller than your bin, please chop it to the size of your bin
  • garden waste, such as grass cuttings and leaves
  • untreated wood
  • food waste – raw and cooked (can be wrapped in newspaper or paper sacks)
  • shredded paper (if mixed in with other garden waste)
  • straw and sawdust
  • cold ashes (if mixed with other garden waste)

We don’t take:

  • plastic
  • plastic type bags, including corn starch, compostable, degradable and biodegradable
  • other domestic waste
  • turf or soil
  • treated wood (this can be recycled at the household recycling centres)
  • rubble
  • cat or dog waste

Domestic waste Black Bins We take:

  • household rubbish that cannot be recycled, composted or reused
  • cat or dog waste

We don’t take:

  • hot ashes
  • heavy materials
  • electrical and electronic equipment
  • fluorescent tubes/light bulbs
  • liquids
  • oil and paint

Any excess waste outside of the bin will not be collected. Useful information

  • do not overfill your wheeled bin and ensure the lid is closed
  • if your bin is too heavy to move, it will not be emptied
  • if the bin has the wrong items in it, we may refuse to take it.