What to put in your bin

If you put the wrong things in your bins we may not collect it. Find out what goes in which coloured bin here.

What to put in each bin

Recycling bin (grey) General waste (maroon) Garden waste (blue)
  • Food/cereal boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Phone books
  • Food tins and drink cans (place lids inside cans)
  • Glass bottles and jars (remove caps and lids)
  • Plastic – bottle shaped plastics only (remove tops, caps and lids)
  • Envelopes
  • Paper, newspapers and magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic tubs
  • Juice cartons (Tetra Pak)
  • Plant pots
  • Foil trays / tin foil
  • Plastic wrappers
  • Food waste - includes fruit fallen from trees
  • General waste and items that cannot be recycled.

Building materials or rubble are not accepted

  • Grass cuttings
  • Shredded paper
  • Flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding - wood chippings, sawdust, straw and hay (clean or soiled)

Please note that all food waste, including any fruit that has fallen from the trees, should be placed in your maroon bin for collection.

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