Red bin

Recycling in your red bin

Your red bin is for recycling only. No carrier bags or bin liners.

Yes, put it in

Items should be put in your bin clean, dry and loose.

  • Cardboard food boxes and egg cartons (flattened).
  • Drink cans and food tins.
  • Glass jars and bottles (rinse and remove lids).
  • Paper, magazines, newspapers, catalogues and phone directories.
  • Plastic drinks, shampoo, washing up liquid bottles, all clear and colour plastic bottles from around the home (rinse and remove lids/pump dispensers). 
  • Toilet or kitchen roll inner cardboard.

No, leave it out

If your red bin contains any of the following, it may not be emptied.

  • Aerosols*.
  • Batteries.
  • Bin liners, sacks, plastic bags, plastic wrappers or cling film.
  • Christmas cards and wrapping paper.
  • Electric or electronic items*.
  • Food trays, yoghurt pots and margarine tubs.
  • Food waste (some food waste you can compost).
  • Green waste (use your green bin or you can compost).
  • Hazardous waste*.
  • Liquids.
  • Metal objects*.
  • Milk and juice cartons*.
  • Nappies.
  • Pizza boxes.
  • Shredded paper or polystyrene.
  • Takeaway food containers.
  • Textiles (use your local recycle bring bank).
  • Toys (if in good condition, use your local charity shop).
  • Wood*.

* you can take these to the Household Waste Recycling Centre.