North East Lincolnshire Council

What goes in your bins and boxes

What goes in your bins and boxes

By making sure your rubbish is sorted into the right bin or box, 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 boxes

Orange box – plastic bottles and cans

Yes please

  • Rinsed, squashed, food and drinks cans
  • Empty household aerosols
    • Shaving foam / gel
    • Room fresheners
    • Hairspray
    • Deodorants
  • Metal biscuit and sweet tins
  • All household plastic bottles
    • Milk
    • All drinks
    • Sauce
    • Washing up liquid
    • Bleach
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Liquid soap
    • All bathroom and kitchen cleaning products

Green box – glass

Yes please

  • Rinsed glass bottles and jars in any colours

Blue box – paper


  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
    • Menus
    • Leaflets
  • Envelopes
  • Shredded paper
  • Old receipts
  • Letters
  • Scrap paper and note paper
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone directories
  • Yellow pages
  • Clean card or cardboard that will tear up to lay flat inside the container
  • Wrapping paper (that you can scrunch up into a ball and it stays scrunched up – no glitter though please!)

Wheelie bins

Brown bin – garden waste

Yes please

  • 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

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