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Which bin?

Check our Accepted Materials Guide or Use the search below to find which bin your item should go in.  Please note that all bins must be placed for collection before 7.00am on the day of collection.

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ItemBin
Bark Green
Batteries - Car Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Batteries - Electrical Item Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Batteries - Household Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Batteries - Household Larger Supermarkets
Beverage Cartons (milk, juice, soup etc.) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Books Charity Shops
Bric a Brac Charity Shops
Bricks Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Bubble Wrap Black
Cans - Aluminium Blue
Cans - Steel Blue
Card Blue
Cardboard Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Cardboard Compost at Home
Cardboard Boxes Blue
Catalogues Blue
CDs Charity Shops
Christmas Trees Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Christmas Trees (that have been chopped into twig size pieces) Green
Citrus & Soft Fruit Plastic Netting Black
Clothes (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Clothes (Poor Quality/ Damaged) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Coffee Ground Compost at Home
Cookers (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Cookers (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Cotton Items Compost at Home
Cotton Wool (Clean) Compost at Home
Crisp Packets Black
Crockery ? Stoneware and Glassware (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Crockery (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Cut Flowers/Plants Green
Cutlery Charity Shops
Dishwashers (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Dishwashers (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Disposable Nappies Black
Disposable Plastic Cups Black
Disposable Plastic Cutlery Black
Dog Waste (dog poo) bags Black
DVDs Charity Shops
Egg Boxes Compost at Home
Egg Cartons Blue
Egg Shells Compost at Home
Electrical Items (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Electrical Items (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Energy Saving Light Bulbs Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Envelope Plastic Windows Black
Envelopes (Windowless) Blue
Flags Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Flowers Compost at Home
Fluorescent Tubes Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Foil (Clean) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Food Waste Black
Freezers (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Freezers (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Fridges (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Fridges (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Fruit Compost at Home
Fruit Skins Compost at Home
Furniture (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Furniture (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Garden Plants Green
Garden Tools & Machines (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Garden Tools & Machines (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Garden Waste Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Glass Bottles Blue
Glass Bottles and Jars Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Glass Jars Blue
Grass Compost at Home
Grass Cuttings Green
Gravel Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Hair Compost at Home
Hard Plastic Items Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Hardcore Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Hay Compost at Home
Hedge Clippings Green
House Plants Green
House Plants Compost at Home
Junk Mail Blue
Kitchen Appliances (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Kitchen Appliances (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Kitchen Roll Tubes Blue
Leaves Green
Leaves Compost at Home
Magazines Blue
Margarine Tubs Black
Microwaves (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Microwaves (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Nail Clippings Compost at Home
Natural Sawdust Compost at Home
Newspapers Blue
Oil - Cooking Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Oil - Engine Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Paint Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Paper Blue
Paper Bags Blue
Paper Bags Compost at Home
Pet Hair Compost at Home
Phone Directories Blue
Plants Compost at Home
Plastic Bottles Blue
Plastic Bottles Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Plastic Carrier Bags Larger Supermarkets
Plastic Drinks Bottles Blue
Plastic Film Black
Plastic Fruit Punnets Black
Plastic Household Cleaning Bottles Blue
Plastic Meat Trays Black
Plastic Noodle Pots Black
Plastic Sandwich Trays Black
Plastic Shampoo Bottles Blue
Plastic Shower Bottles Blue
Plastic Washing Up Liquid Bottles Blue
Polystyrene Packaging Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Polystyrene Take Away Trays Black
Rubble Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Salad Compost at Home
Sanitary Waste Black
Scrap Metal (from paper clips to metal bed frames) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Shredded Paper Black
Shredded Paper Compost at Home
Shrubs Green
Small Branches Green
Small Pet Bedding Compost at Home
Soft Plastic Film (in plastic carrier bag container) Larger Supermarkets
Soil Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Stones Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Straw Compost at Home
Teabags Compost at Home
Textiles (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Textiles (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Timber Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Tins - Aluminium Blue
Tins - Steel Blue
Toilet Roll Tubes Blue
Toothpaste Tubes Black
Tumble Dryers (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Tumble Dryers (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Twigs Green
Vegetable Peelings Compost at Home
Vegetables Compost at Home
Washing Machines (Good Quality) Charity Shops
Washing Machines (Poor Quality/ Damaged/Broken) Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Weeds Green
Weeds Compost at Home
Wood Ash Compost at Home
Wood Chippings Compost at Home
Wool Items Compost at Home
Wrapping Paper (No tape) Blue
Yellow Pages Blue
Yoghurt Pot Plastic Film Tops Black
Yoghurt Pots Black

 

Please note: Depositing waste at a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) when the site is closed is an offence. This is regarded as fly tipping and can lead to fines and/or prosecution.  CCTV is in operation.

It is important that the right materials are put into the recycling containers as the wrong items can contaminate the whole collection meaning that it may be rejected at the recycling plant and be sent to landfill.

If you want to know more about what happens to the items in your blue bin take a look at our Kerbside Recycling video.

Collections take place fortnightly on your designated collection day. Your box or bin should be left at the edge of your property, close to the kerbside, in full view from the road by 7am on the morning of collection.


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