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What goes in your bins

Grey general waste bin 

What you cannot reuse or recycle goes in the general waste collection. We do not collect any household waste that is not in your general waste bin. We do not offer more than one general waste bin, you can apply for a bigger bin if four or more people are living in your property.


Green recycling bin

  • cartons
  • cardboard
  • junk mail
  • catalogues 
  • brochures and pamphlets 
  • newspapers and magazines
  • aerosols
  • food cans and tins
  • plastic bottles, trays and pots
  • glass bottles and jars

All recycling in your green bin should be clean, dry and loose (or placed in a clear bag).  The following items cannot go in your recycling bin:

  • Black plastic, including food trays and bags
  • Nappies
  • Textiles (e.g bed linen)
  • Food waste
  • Electrical items

Some items that cannot go in your green bin can be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Centres. Not sure if the item can go in your green recycling bin? Check Recycle Now.


Confidential or personal information

Make sure you dispose of confidential or personal information such as bills or bank statements appropriately. Your rubbish and recycling bins are not secure; be vigilant about identity theft.


Brown garden waste bin

  • flowers and plants
  • grass cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • tree clippings
  • leaves.

Garden waste should be loose inside your brown bin.  It should not include pots, bags, containers or kitchen and food waste.


Other ways you can manage your garden waste