What can I put in my bin?

***Your new Guide to Recycling and Waste Collection is now available to download.***

The following table shows where materials can be placed for recycling, composting or disposal. Please see the text below the table for further information and links to relevant pages.

Some materials have notes attached to them, with helpful tips and advice. To view them, simply hover over the underlined text with your cursor.

What can I put in my bin?

Items Blue Bin Green Bin Grey Bin HWRCs (the tip)
Clothing and footwear
Asbestos
Fluorescent lighting
Gas bottles
Light bulbs
Oils, paints, disinfectants and solvents
Paint tins
Plasterboard
Small electrical items (e.g. hairdryer, kettle, iron)
Bulky household Items
Aerosols
Aluminium foil (clean)
Aluminium foil (dirty)
Animal bedding
Animal litter
Ashes from fire (cold)
Bedding and blankets
Biscuit and sweet tins/tubs
Black bags
Bleach bottles
Books
Bubble wrap
Car Batteries
Card
Cardboard
Carrier bags (loose)
Cartons / tetra pak
Catalogues
Ceramics
Cereal boxes
Christmas decorations (unwanted/damaged)
Cling film
Coat hangers
Coffee pods/capsules
Contact lenses
Cooking oil
Cotton buds
Cotton wool
Crisp packets
Crockery
Cushions
Cutlery
Deodorant cans
Drinks cans
Egg boxes
Electrical household items (e.g. TV's, fridges)
Envelopes
Flowers
Foil food trays
Food and drink pouches
Food cans
Food tins
Food waste
Furniture
Garden tools
Glass (broken)
Glass bottles
Glass jars
Glasses (spectacles)
Glassware
Grass
Greetings cards
Household Batteries
Incontinence pads (Non-Infectious)
Junk mail
Leaves
Medicine bottles
Mobile phones
Nappies
Newspapers and magazines
Padded envelopes (with bubble wrap)
Paper
Perfume / Aftershave bottles
Pet food pouches
Pet food tins
Pet waste
Pillows and duvets
Pizza boxes
Plant pots (ceramic and plastic)
Plants and weeds
Plastic bottles
Plastic food packaging
Plastic toys (broken)
Polystyrene
Pyrex
Sanitary products (non-infectious)
Saucepans
Shampoo / conditioner bottles
Shoes
Shredded paper
Small branches
Soil
Tablets blister packs
Telephone directories
Toothpaste boxes
Toothpaste tubes
Tupperware
Twigs
Vacuum cleaner dust
Vegetable peelings
Videos / VHS / CD's and DVD's
Wallpaper
Washing powder boxes
Washing up liquid bottles
Water filters
Wood
Wrapping paper
Yoghurt pots

*infectious incontinence pads must be disposed of through the infectious healthcare waste collection service.

The Household Recycling Centres have comprehensive recycling facilities and can also accept hazardous household waste, bulky household items and other household electrical items.

The Council also provides a bulky waste collection service.

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