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What goes in your bins or boxes


What goes in your bins or boxes

By making sure your rubbish is sorted into the right bin or boxes, you will be helping us recycle accurately and cleanly. We won’t collect bins or boxes with the wrong types of rubbish or recycling in them.

Extra rubbish or recycling will not be taken, it will be put back in your container for the next collection.

We only accept the items listed below, anything else must be disposed of in your household waste or at the recycling centre.

Recycling bins or boxes

Grey bin – Plastics bottles, cans and glass

All household plastic bottles

  • milk
  • all drinks
  • sauce
  • washing up liquid
  • bleach
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • liquid soap
  • bathroom and kitchen cleaning products

Empty household aerosols

  • Shaving foam or gel
  • Room fresheners
  • Hairspray
  • Deodorants

Metal biscuit and sweet tins

Rinsed and squashed food and drinks cans

Rinsed glass bottles and jars (any colour)

Blue bin or blue box – Mixed paper and card

Cardboard boxes

Cardboard packaging (remove all polystyrene, bubble wrap and other packaging first)

Magazines (no plastic bags)

Junk mail (menus, leaflets etc)

Envelopes

Shredded paper (shred or tear up any personal or financial information)

Old receipts

Letters

Greeting cards and wrapping paper (no foil or glitter)

Scrap paper and note paper

Newspapers

Telephone directories

Orange box – Plastic bottles, tins and cans

All household plastic bottles

  • milk
  • all drinks
  • sauce
  • washing up liquid
  • bleach
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • liquid soap
  • bathroom and kitchen cleaning products

Empty household aerosols

  • Shaving foam or gel
  • Room fresheners
  • Hairspray
  • Deodorants

Metal biscuit and sweet tins

Rinsed and squashed food and drinks cans

Green box – Mixed glass bottles and jars

Rinsed glass bottles and jars (any colour)

No thanks – all these go in your green bin for household waste

Pizza or takeaway boxes

Books

Spiral wire on notepads (take off the wire and the note paper can go in)

Tetra-pak cartons (eg. Juice cartons)

Nappies and sanitary products

Food waste

Other plastics such as yoghurt pots, tubs and food trays

Plastic bags and bin liners

Tetra-pak cartons (juice cartons)

Foil and foil trays

Paint cans or tubs, aerosols for paints, oils or solvents

Plastic bottles or containers from the garage or shed, such as creosote tubs

Sheets of glass, broken glass, mirrors or Pyrex

Garden waste

  • Grass and hedge cuttings
  • Plants and cut flowers from your garden
  • Weeds and fallen fruit
  • Twigs and small branches

Contact details

Waste services hotline

Telephone: 01472 326288

Telephone opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays