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What goes in your bins and recycling


What goes in your bins and recycling

By making sure your rubbish is sorted into the right bin or boxes, you are helping us create a better quality product for recycling.

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
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays (except black plastic)
    • Yogurt pots
    • Ice cream and butter tubs
    • Food trays
    • Sweet tubs
  • 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
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
    • Yogurt pots
    • Ice cream and butter tubs
    • Food trays
    • Sweet tubs
  • 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
  • Plastic bags and bin liners
  • Foil and foil trays
  • Paint cans or tubs, aerosols for paints, oils or solvents
  • Plant pots, Plastic bottles or containers from the garage or shed, such as creosote tubs
  • Sheets of glass, broken glass, mirrors or Pyrex
  • Black plastic

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