What goes in my bins

What goes in your red bin

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

The standard red bin is 240 litres.

We will collect up to two red bins, from one property, on your recycling collection day.

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 grey bin).
  • Loose plastic: all clear and colour plastic bottles from around the home (such as drinks, shampoo and washing up liquid bottles), food trays, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, plastic takeaway food and drink containers (please clean and rinse out all items) but not plastic bags or plastic wrapping.
  • Paper, magazines, newspapers, catalogues and phone directories but not tissue paper.
  • 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 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.
  • Polystyrene type items.
  • Shredded paper.
  • Takeaway pizza boxes.
  • Textiles, clothes, shoes (use your local recycle bring bank).
  • Tissue paper.
  • Toys (if in good condition, use your local charity shop).
  • Wood*.

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