Your bins

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.

Order an additional blue bin

What to put in your blue recycling bin

  • Aerosols
  • Biscuit/sweet tin
  • Bottle tops (plastic and metal)
  • Brochures and Catalogues
  • Cans, tins 
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons 
  • Envelopes (with windows)
  • Foil and foil trays (clean)
  • Greeting cards (non-glittery)
  • Inner tubes from toiler and kitchen paper
  • Junk mail
  • Leaflets
  • Magazines
  • Metal cans and tins
  • Newspapers
  • 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

  • Bedding 
  • Black/Carrier bags
  • Blister packs 
  • Bubble wrap
  • Ceramics including cups, plates, flower pots
  • Chinaware 
  • 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
  • Nappies 
  • Needles
  • Pet food pouches
  • Polystyrene
  • Pyrex 
  • Sweet/chocolate wrappers
  • Textiles 

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at one of the recycling banks across the District. 

Find the location of your nearest recycling bank