Recycling collection - what goes in my bin


Recycling is collected every two weeks. The bins with a blue lid should be put out by 6.30 am  on your collection day.

If you need a bin with a blue lid you can order one online for free.

If you are unsure which bin to put something in or where to take it, use the above search tool to find out.

What is accepted as recycling

  • glass bottles and jars

  • food tins and cans

  • foil

  • plastic pots, tubs, trays and bottles

  • paper and cardboard

Cardboard that won’t fit into your bin should be flattened and tied in a bundle. Please leave this next to your bin.  To keep it dry, you can put it in a clear bag (not a black or coloured bag).  Put cardboard stained/dirty with foodstuffs, grease, paint or dirt in your rubbish bin, these cannot be recycled.

What is not accepted as recycling

  • food/drinks cartons (Tetra Pak) - you can recycle this by taking it to your nearest recycling point.

  • pet and baby food pouches

  • nappies

  • plastic bags

  • plastic film - such as cling film, bread bags and food wrapping

  • plastic toys, flower pots, polystyrene (includes polystyrene food trays), food, garden waste, shoes, clothing and textiles, batteries and aerosols

Some items that can’t go in the recycling bin can be disposed of at local recycling points, check what your local bring site accepts.
Alternatively take them to your nearest tip. See our list of recycling points and tips.

What happens to my recycling?

Recycling terms and conditions.

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