What goes in my bins

What goes in your grey bin


Your grey bin is for your everyday household waste; any items which cannot be recycled, home composted or put in your green bin.

We will only collect one grey bin per household.

The standard grey bin is 180 litres. You can request a replacement, larger 240 litres grey bin if:

  • your grey bin is smaller than your 240 litres red bin and
  • you are a family of six or more living at the same property.

More information about requesting a larger 240 litres grey bin

Any excess waste placed by the side or on top of your wheeled bin WILL NOT be collected.

Yes, put it in

No, leave it out

  • Anything that can be recycled (put recycling in your red bin or green bin). 
  • Anything that could post a threat to health and safety or cause damage.
  • Asbestos-based materials*.
  • Car parts or car batteries*.
  • Clinical waste, medicines or hypodermic needles.
  • Electrical or electronic items (WEEE)*.
  • Gas cylinders or anything explosive.
  • Hazardous waste (cleaning fluids, oil, paint or chemicals)*.
  • Heavy or large items.
  • Hot ashes.
  • Household batteries*.
  • Stones, rubble, soil or building materials*.

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