Your blue recycling bin
Do your bit to increase recycling
Have you put the right stuff in the right bin?
- Your blue bin is emptied once a fortnight.
- Please place recycling loose in your blue bin, do not use or put carrier bags or black bags. This contaminates the bin and it may not be collected.
- We’ll take extra recycling left next to the bin in a box or clear plastic bag (not black bags)
- Please rinse your cans, plastics, cartons as this keeps your bin clean and prevents contamination.
- You can leave lids and labels on and you don’t need to remove the window from envelopes
Additional bins can be purchased for £30.
What to put in your blue recycling bin
- Biscuit/sweet tin
- Bottle tops (plastic and metal)
- Brochures and Catalogues
- Cans, tins
- Envelopes (with windows)
- Foil and foil trays (clean)
- Greeting cards (non-glittery)
- Inner tubes from toiler and kitchen paper
- Junk mail
- Metal cans and tins
- Paper including shredded paper
- Plastic bottles, plastic tubs, plastic trays, plastic pots
- Soft plastic food pots and trays
What not to put in your blue recycling bin
- Black/Carrier bags
- Blister packs
- Bubble wrap
- Ceramics including cups, plates, flower pots
- Cling film
- Clothes, shoes or textiles
- Crisp packets
- Drinking glasses
- Glass bottles and jars
- Glass cookware
- Hard plastics e.g. storage boxes, flower pots
- Kitchen and tissue paper
- Lightbulbs and strip lights
- Pet food pouches
- Sweet/chocolate wrappers
Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at one of the recycling banks across the District.
Find the location of your nearest recycling bank