Recycling and rubbish
What goes in each bin
We collect your food and garden waste in your green-lidded bin every week. We also collect small waste electrical items, low energy light bulbs, batteries and textiles every week. Put them in separate plastic carrier bags and leave them on top of your bin to be collected.
Your recycling sacks and blue box collections alternate on a weekly basis with your black bin collection. This system is known as alternate weekly collections (AWC).
Real Christmas trees
Real Christmas trees can be recycled in January. Leave it with your green-lidded food and garden bin. If it’s over 6 foot, cut in half and remove the pot and all decorations.
|Aerosol cans||Plastic plant pots|
|All Plastic household bottles, food trays, containers and tubs||Food and drink pouches and crisp bags|
|Clean paper, card and shredded paper||Polystyrene|
|Aluminium foil and foil containers||Cling film|
|Tetra Paks and other food cartons||Bathroom waste – cotton buds, sanitary products, razors|
|Food tins and drink cans||Nappies|
Remember to empty and rinse out all food containers.
The clear recycling sack is for the use of recycling materials only. These sacks cannot be used for any other waste. Should these be found in your refuse bin or any other container this may be classed as contamination and may cause delay or even refusal of your waste collection.
As well as using our clear recycling sacks, you can also put recycling in cardboard boxes and clear plastic bags. Do not use black sacks for your recycling as this will lead to your waste not being collected.
|Garden waste||Food and drink pouches and crisp bags|
|Meat, bones and gristle||Tetra Paks and other food cartons|
|Fish and fish bones||Cling film|
|Cooked and uncooked food waste||Oil or liquid fat|
|Shredded paper||Hardcore, soil, rubble and turf|
|House plants (without pot)||Cat and dog waste, pet hutch waste|
Keep your green bin clean by lining the bin in:
- Kitchen roll
- Paper bags
- Compostable bags
Large amounts of cardboard in Food and Garden bin will result in the bin not being collected.
When using compostable bags please ensure they have the registered compostable seedling logo (as shown below). Do not use black plastic sacks or our clear recycling sacks as this will lead to your waste not being collected.
Composting is a natural process that turns your food and garden waste into soil improver for your garden. By composting at home, you can reduce the amount of waste needed to be processed elsewhere.
|Plastic plant pots||Food waste|
|Polystyrene||Clean paper, card and shredded paper|
|Food and drink pouches and crisp bags||Aluminium foil and foil containers|
|Disposable nappies||Garden waste|
|Cat and dog waste, pet hutch waste||Food tins and drink cans|
|Light bulbs||Hardcore, soil, rubble and turf|
Other items not recyclable and should be placed in your black bin:
- Plastic and wooden toys
- Plastic coat hangers
- Plastic plates
- Laminated paper
- Mugs, cups and drinking glasses
- Tupperware containers
- Used toothbrushes
- Sweet wrappers
- Old dish cloths
- Used tissues
- Toilet brushes
- Empty make up containers
- Contents of vacuum cleaners
Don’t leave general waste around your bin. Only waste within your bin will be taken.
|Glass bottles - lids can be kept on|
|Glass jars - lids can be kept on|
Electrical items, batteries and textiles
We collect small waste electrical items, low energy light bulbs, batteries, textiles and paired shoes every week. Put them in separate plastic carrier bags and leave them on top of your bin to be collected.