What goes in my bins

What goes 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 (please rinse).
  • Glass jars and bottles (please rinse out the bottles and jars, lids should be removed and placed in the black bin).
  • Paper, magazines, newspapers, catalogues and phone directories.
  • Plastic drinks, shampoo, washing up liquid bottles, all clear and colour plastic bottles from around the home (please rinse out the bottles and remove lids/pump dispensers as these are commonly made from a different type of plastic and should be placed in your black bin). 
  • 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, margarine tubs or polystyrene type items.
  • Food waste (some food waste you can compost).
  • Garden waste (use your green bin or you can compost).
  • Hazardous waste*.
  • Liquids.
  • Metal objects*.
  • Milk, soup and juice cartons (Tetrapak)*.
  • Nappies.
  • Takeaway pizza boxes.
  • Shredded paper.
  • Takeaway food and drink containers.
  • Textiles, clothes, shoes (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.