Recycling and Waste - Know Your Bins

    Changes to the recycling collections, using the new blue bags, starts from Monday 30 March 2020.  Unfortunately, due to coronavirus, we have not been able to update our standard webpages yet.  Please see our temporary webpage showing what recycling goes in the blue bag and what goes in the blue bin.

    We provide a 3 bin system on an alternate weekly collection:  Green bin one week, the blue and brown the next.  Use the postcode search to find your bin collection day.

    • Blue bin and bag - Recycling (see 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 or blue bag that could be a health and safety hazard to the collectors. Wrap any sharp objects securely. Please return the bins and blue bag back onto your property as soon as possible after collection.

    The blue bag should be put out on the same collection day as your blue bin. 

    Please ensure all items are placed loose in the blue bin and blue bag and not bagged as this may result in your bin or bag 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

    Blue BIN leaflet

    Blue Bag - Recycling (Paper and Cardboard)

    Blue BAG leaflet

    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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