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Recycling bin items

Find out what you can and cannot put in your recycling bin.

Yes please

Please keep all items placed in your recycling bin:

  • Clean -  free from food leftovers
  • Loose - no plastic bags
  • Dry - keep recycling bin lid shut

Paper and cardboard

  • junk mail
  • cereal and egg boxes
  • newspapers/magazines
  • computer/office paper
  • leaflets and pamphlets
  • all packaging card and cardboard
  • wrapping paper (if scrunchable)
  • greetings cards
  • envelopes
  • catalogues and directories

Plastic bottles and containers

  • milk/drinks bottles
  • bathroom/laundry bottles and tubs
  • moulded plastic packaging
  • food, fruit and ready meals pots and trays
  • plastic container lids 


  • clean takeaway containers
  • foil trays

Glass bottles and jars

  • wine bottles
  • beer bottles
  • perfume bottles
  • jam jars
  • sauce jars

Metal cans and aerosols 

  • all food / drinks cans
  • pet food cans
  • biscuit and sweet tins
  • empty aerosol cans


  • milk cartons
  • fruit juice cartons
  • custard cartons
  • soup cartons

    No thanks

    • shredded paper
    • paper towels
    • tissues
    • pet food pouches
    • food pouches
    • crisp packets
    • pyrex
    • drinking glasses and crockery
    • cables
    • batteries
    • plastic bags and cling film
    • plant pots and seed trays
    • polystyrene
    • electrical items

    Extra recycling

    If you have extra recycling that will not fit in to your burgundy bin, we can remove this for you. Leave any extra recycling loosely tied in a black sack next to the recycling bin on your scheduled collection day. After our crew has emptied your bin they will tie your empty black sack around the handle of your bin, so that you can reuse it or dispose of it in your waste bin.

    Unfortunately we cannot take excess recycling that is wet, or presented outside of a loosely tied black sack. If the excess is not clearly presented next to the recycling bin, for example if it is left in between the black and burgundy bins, then we will not be able to collect it.