Your bins

Your blue recycling bin

  • Items go in loose, give your cans, plastics, cartons a rinse before putting in the bin
  • You can leave lids and labels on and you don’t need to remove the window from envelopes
  • We’ll take extra recycling left next to the bin in a box or bag (not black bags)
  • Recycle batteries by putting them in a small, clear bag on top of (not in) your bins
  • Small electrical or battery powered items like kettles, toasters and toys that can fit into a standard size carrier bag can be placed on top of (not in) your bins for recycling

Your blue bin is emptied once a fortnight. Additional bins can be purchased for £30.

Order an additional blue bin

What to put in your blue recycling bin

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Paper
  • Leaflets
  • Envelopes (with windows)
  • Shredded paper
  • Catalogues
  • Cardboard
  • Cans, tins
  • Plastic bottles, plastic tubs, plastic trays, plastic pots
  • Cartons
  • Foil and foil trays
  • Aerosols

What not to put in your blue recycling bin

  • Carrier bags
  • Cling film
  • glass bottles and jars
  • Wrappers
  • Nappies
  • Drinking glasses
  • Pyrex
  • Cups, plates
  • Textiles
  • Bedding
  • Pet food pouches
  • Crisp packets
  • Flower pots
  • Polystyrene
  • Toys
  • Needles

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at a recycling bank.