What goes in my bin?

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COVID-19 update

Household kerbside collections are currently continuing as normal. Changes and disruption may occur depending on resources and staff availability. Any changes to the bin service will be communicated via the Council website and social media.

Please continue to leave your bin at the kerbside by 7am on your designated collection day. Please ensure you clean bin handles and you follow the waste collection hygiene guidelines.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding at this time.


Blue Bin Recycling

You must use your blue recycling bin to dispose of recyclable waste including newspapers, paper, envelopes (except for padded), magazines, tins, cans, aerosol tins, cartons, cardboard, plastic bottles, tubs and trays and glass bottles and jars. This will reduce the amount of material in your black/green landfill bin and will also help the environment!  Let’s all do our part and Recycle Right!

All material must be placed in your blue recycling bin “Clean, Dry and Loose” No plastic bags

Clean: Ensure there is no food residue in containers

Dry: Ensure all milk and mineral bottles are empty. Paper and cardboard is dry or it will form a porridge texture and stick to other materials

Loose: DO NOT stack items inside each other. Cardboard should be flattened not used as a container for other items. This will result in rejection at the reprocessing plant.

See attached information on how you can “Recycle Right”  Your guide to what can and cannot be recycled in your blue recycling bin.

Brown Food Waste Caddy

Brown waste caddies are used for the collection of food waste.  This means you can put items such as meat and fish (raw or cooked), bread, cereals, teabags and egg shells.  People who do this have noticed just how much food is wasted in their home and it has led to smarter shopping habits.

Black and Green Landfill Bin

The green/black bin is for all non-recyclable waste such as nappies, plastic bags, sweet and crisp wrappers. We like to think of this bin as the last resort! If you can recycle or add to composting let’s do it and for the remainder you can place this into your landfill bin.

Disposal of hazardous waste

Waste is hazardous when it has properties that might make it harmful to human health or the environment. Hazardous waste must not be placed in your kerbside collection bins. You must dispose of your waste responsibly.
Hazardous wastes includes:

  • Chemical waste
  • Asbestos
  • Pesticides and chemicals
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Lubricating oils and fuels
  • Home heating oil tanks
  • Paints and thinners
  • Batteries
  • Electrical items

For further information visit https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/disposal-hazardous-waste-and-electrical-items or Contact waste and recycling 0300 303 1777


File Type Size Date
Brown Bin Collection Service pdf 426 KB 3rd August 2015
Separate Rural Food Waste Collection pdf 5 MB 24th November 2015
Blue Bin Recycling Leaflet pdf 4 MB 30th July 2018
Blue Bin Information Card pdf 2 MB 30th July 2018
Blue Recycling Bin Guide pdf 2 MB 31st July 2020