Recycling and Waste - Know Your Bins

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    We provide a 3 bin system on an alternate weekly collection:  Green bin one week, the blue and brown the next.  use our postcode search for your scheduled bin collection day.

    • Blue bin and caddy - Recycling (see table below)
    • Brown bin - garden waste (see table below)
    • Green bin - residual waste (see table below)

    Bin lids must be closed

    If your wheeled bins are too heavy to be handled safely, or contain the incorrect type of materials, they will not be emptied. If this happens you will be notified of the reason for the non-collection. Do not put items in your wheeled bins that could be a health and safety hazard to the collectors. Wrap any sharp objects securely. Please return the bins back onto your property as soon as possible after collection.

    Where possible the caddy should be kept inside the blue bin.  However if you need more room for your mixed recycling in the blue bin, the caddy can be taken out and placed at the side of the bin for collection. 

    Please ensure all items are placed loose in the blue bin and not bagged as this may result in your bin not being emptied.

    Please do not use wheelie bin liners in either your blue or brown bins as these can cause contamination issues resulting in loads being rejected and sent for disposal as general waste.

    All recyclable containers placed in the blue bin should be empty and free of food waste.

    Further information can be found by visiting our Recycling Frequently Asked Questions page or:

    Blue Bin - Recycling

    Yes Please

    • Cardboard (flattened)
    • Aerosols (eg shaving gel, polish and deodorant - must be empty)
    • Plastic bags (must be empty)
    • Wrappers (food, cellophane and cling film)
    • Foil (food trays and tin foil)
    • Cans (food and drink)
    • Glass (bottles and jars)
    • Plain Greeting Cards - no glitter or embellishments eg Bows
    • Plastic bottles (eg milk, soft drink, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and household cleaning fluid bottles, shampoo, bleach)
    • Waxed cartons (eg juice, soup and milk cartons)
    • Suitable plastic items

    No Thanks

    • Engine oil bottles
    • Polystyrene
    • Pyrex
    • Textiles and Shoes
    • Any household waste, nappies, food or animal waste
    • Unsuitable plastic items

    Blue Caddy - Recycling (Paper) 

    Yes Please
    • Newspapers
    • Magazines
    • Brochures
    • Catalogues
    • Junk mail
    • Envelopes (including window envelopes)
    • Yellow pages
    • Shredded paper
    No Thanks
    • Tissue paper
    • Greetings Cards (plain cards can go in the main blue bin, see above)
    • Jiffy bags
    • Wallpaper
    • Used and Un-used Tissues or Kitchen Towel
    • Wrapping Paper

    Where possible the caddy should be kept inside the blue bin.  However if you need more room for your mixed recycling in the blue bin, the caddy can be taken out and placed at the side of the bin for collection. 

    If the caddy is placed beside the bin please put the paper inside carrier bags, to prevent the paper from blowing away or getting excessively wet.  These bags will not be returned to your property but will be recycled.

    Brown Bin - Garden waste

    Yes Please
    • Bark and leaves
    • Small branches
    • Grass cuttings
    • Cut flowers
    • Plants and twigs
    • Windfalls
    • Hedge clippings
    No Thanks
    • Cardboard
    • Shredded paper
    • Plastic of any description
    • Soil
    • Stone
    • Rubble
    • Turf
    • Any household waste, animal waste or food waste
    • Sawdust

    Green Bin - Waste that cannot be recycled by us

    Yes Please
    • Ash from fires (allow to cool first)
    • Disposable nappies, sanitary and incontinence products
    • Pet waste properly wrapped
    • Food waste properly wrapped and tied securely
    No Thanks
    • Any recyclable waste that can be recycled or composted
    • Clinical waste
    • Hot ashes
    • Rubble
    • Soil

    Don't pour cooking oil down the sink or toilet as it can cause blockages. 

    Small amounts of used cooking oil from your household can go in your green bin but you must put the oil into a sealed container such as a glass jar or plastic bottle with a lid. Alternatively, use rags to soak up spillages and put them in a plastic bag. Please make sure the oil is fully cooled before you attempt to poor it into a container or to mop it up. Do not pour oil directly into your green bin. In addition, solidified cooking fat can be placed in sealed plastic bags and placed in your green bin also.

    If you are a commercial premises, you must make arrangements to dispose of used cooking oil through a waste disposal company.

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