Find out what can and can't be put in your bin to stop contamination.

Please put your bin on the kerbside before 7am on your collection day and remove your bin from the kerbside by the end of your collection day.

Recycling bin (Black bin)

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

  • aerosols ✔
  • cardboard ✔
  • drink cans ✔
  • foil packaging ✔
  • food tins ✔ (Empty and rinse out)
  • glass bottles and jars ✔ (Empty and rinse out)
  • household plastic bottles ✔
  • newspapers and magazines ✔
  • paper ✔
  • plastic drinks bottles ✔
  • plastic packaging (margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, food trays) ✔ (Empty and rinse out)
  • food and drink cartons (juice, soup, milk, etc.) ✔

Do not put any of the following into your Recycling bin.

  • pizza boxes ✖
  • polystyrene ✖
  • nappies ✖
  • garden Waste ✖
  • textiles, clothing or bedding ✖
  • electrical items ✖
  • Glittery cards ✖
  • Wrapping paper ✖
  • Laminated paper ✖
  • Shiny metallic paper ✖
  • Ribbon and bows decorations ✖
  • any other General waste ✖
  • Shredded paper should not be put in your recycling bin. We cannot recycle paper in this form. ✖

We will class this as a contaminated bin and will not collect it.

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 the Waste and Recycling Team for more information.


Recycling in Flats

For more information please download our 'Recycling in Flats' guide from the download section on this page.

General Waste Bin (Brown/Green bin)
  • bread bags ✔
  • CDs, DVDs and videos ✔
  • cigarette ends ✔
  • coat hangers ✔
  • crisps and sweet ✔
  • 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 ✔

Do not put any of the following into your General Waste bin. 

  • Soil ✖
  • Rubble ✖
  • Garden Waste ✖

We will class this as a contaminated bin and will not collect it.

These items need to be taken to the rubbish tip.

Excess household waste

We do not collect any household waste that’s put at the side of your bin. All your waste must fit in your bin and the lid must be able to close – no lifted lid. We do not offer more than one general waste bin.

Larger households

Only households with six or more people can request a larger general waste bin. Those who need a larger bin for medical reasons can also request one. You will need to provide proof - an official written request on headed paper from a medical professional.

Please complete the New bin request form to request a larger general waste bin.

Purple garden waste bin (paid-for service)

Please ensure that all garden waste is placed loosely in your purple bin and not in bags.

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

Do not put the following into your Garden Waste bin. 

  • Soil ✖
  • Rubble ✖
  • General Waste
  • Recycling ✖

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


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