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:
- Textiles and Clothing Collections
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment Collection and Used Household Batteries
- Large or Bulky Items
- Household Waste Recycling Centres (The ‘Tips’)
Blue Bin - Recycling
Blue Bag - Recycling (Paper and Cardboard)
Brown Bin - Garden waste
- Bark and leaves
- Small branches
- Grass cuttings
- Cut flowers
- Plants and twigs
- Hedge clippings
- Shredded paper
- Plastic of any description
- Any household waste, animal waste or food waste
Green Bin - Waste that cannot be recycled by us
- Ash from fires (allow to cool first)
- Disposable nappies, sanitary and incontinence products
- Pet waste properly wrapped
- Food waste properly wrapped and tied securely
- Any recyclable waste that can be recycled or composted
- Clinical waste
- Hot ashes
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.