Accepted Materials by Wheelie Bin Type

Blue Bin

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Please ensure all bottles, cans or jars are empty of any remaining contents and liquid.

Glass bottles and jarsPlastics bags and plastic wrapping/film
Metal and tin food and drinks cansUsed beverage cartons, e.g. juice cartons, Tetra Paks
Plastic bottles e.g. milk, water, soft drinks, shampoo, conditioner, detergent and washing up liquidMargarine tubs
Paper BagsYoghurt pots
CardboardCat food pouches
MagazinesAny other metals including frying pans, car parts, padlocks, bike parts - please dispose of these at your local HWRC
BrochuresTextiles – please take to
HWRCs, charity shops or donate to others.
Junk mailWindow glass and ceramics
Cardboard boxesPaint tins/tubs
Cardboard food packagingWallpaper
Cereal boxesFacial tissues
Egg CartonsHand Towels
Toilet & kitchen roll tubesPlastic bags and plastic wrapping/film
Catalogues & directoriesSweet / biscuit tins & plastic sweet / biscuit tubs (metal sweet / biscuit tins can be taken to the HWRC)
Greetings cards Plastic food trays
Yellow PagesBlack Plastic Bottles (should be put in general waste/black bin)
Envelopes (Including windows)Books (please take to HWRCs, charity shops or donate to others)
Wrapping paper (not foil or plastic types)Anything that is NOT a plastic bottle ​


Black/Grey Wheelie Bin 

Non-recyclable rubbishAny item that can be recycled in blue wheeled bins
Disposable nappiesHot ashes
Food wasteHazardous waste e.g. engine oil, fuel, paints
Plastic bagsCommercial waste
Mixed rigid/flexible plastic like yoghurt pots, microwaveable trays and margarine tubsRubble/bricks
Polystyrene packagingGarden Waste or soil
Sweet/biscuit tins & plastic sweet/biscuit tubs (metal sweet / biscuit tins can be taken to the HWRC)Asbestos
Small electrical items (eg toasters)


Green Wheelie Bin

Grass cuttingsHousehold rubbish
Hedge clippingsFood/kitchen waste
Twigs, bark, leavesCardboard/paper
Flowers and plantsPlastic bags, tubs or flower pots
Small branchesLogs, thick branches
Christmas Trees (that have been chopped into twig size pieces)Soil