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What goes in my bins?

Find out what goes in your black, brown, red or garden bin.

Please put your bin on the kerbside before 7am on your collection day

Please remove your bin from the kerbside by the end of your collection day.

Black recycling bin

  • aerosols
  • cardboard
  • drink cans
  • foil packaging
  • food tins
  • glass bottles and jars
  • household plastic bottles
  • newspapers and magazines
  • paper
  • plastic drinks bottles
  • plastic packaging (margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, food trays)

Please place items for recycling loose in your black bin - please do not use bags.

Additional recycling

We do not collect any recyclable items in black bags or other plastic bags.

We do not offer more than 1 black recycling bin.  Please contact Customer Services for more information.

 

Brown household bin

  • bread bags
  • CDs, DVDs and videos
  • cigarette ends
  • coat hangers
  • crisps and sweet wrappers
  • drinking glasses
  • food waste
  • nappies
  • pet waste
  • plastic bags
  • polystyrene
  • pyrex dishes
  • razor blades
  • rope and string
  • sanitary products
  • thin plastics such as cling film
  • tissues
  • wallpaper and wrapping paper

Soil and rubble should not go in your brown bin and will need to be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (rubbish tip).

Excess household waste

We do not collect any household waste that is not inside the brown bin.

We do not offer more than 1 brown household bin. However, you can request a larger brown bin if there are 7 or more people living in the household. You will need to provide proof of this. Please contact Customer Services for more information.

 

Garden waste bin

  • Christmas trees
  • grass cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • leaves
  • small branches
  • tree prunings
  • twigs
  • weeds
  • woody green waste up to six inches in diameter

Please ensure that all garden waste is placed loose in your green bin and not in bags.

If you only have a small amount of garden waste in your green bin, it will still be collected. Do not overfill your green garden waste bin. If it is too heavy for our staff to move it will not be emptied.

Excess garden waste

We do not collect garden waste that is not inside the green bins.

 

Red recycling bins for high rise flats

  • aerosols
  • cardboard
  • clean foil packaging
  • drink cans
  • food tins
  • glass bottles and jars
  • household plastic bottles (shampoo bottles, bathroom products, cleaning products)
  • magazines
  • newspaper
  • paper
  • plastic drinks bottles
  • plastic packaging (margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, food trays)

 

What happens to the garden waste collected?

Garden waste collected from homes in Wolverhampton is composted locally to produce fertiliser.