What you can and can't put in your bin

Items that can and cannot go in your grey bin

Please clean and rinse items before placing them in your grey bin.

The following can be put in your grey bin:
  • paper and cardboard
  • all types of newspapers
  • magazines and catalogues
  • junk mail (without the plastic wrapping)
  • clean wrapping paper (without adhesive tape, ribbons and glitter)
  • clean cardboard
  • food and drink cans
  • empty aerosol cans
  • plastic bottles and lids (excluding trigger spray bottles) - milk, squash, shampoo, washing up liquid, detergent etc...
  • plastic food pots, tubs and trays including yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and meat, fruit or vegetable trays
  • glass bottles and jars
  • food and drink cartons including juice, soup, milk and smoothies containers
  • aluminium foils and trays
  • shredded paper and envelopes including those with windows

You can leave additional recycling next to your bin in a cardboard box (excluding glass - please put this in your wheelie bin)

We cannot accept the following:
  • textiles (please take these to your nearest recycling centre or textile bank)
  • plastic or foil based wrapping paper with adhesive tape, ribbon and glitter
  • plastic bags, food wrapping and film
  • crisp & sweet packets
  • garden waste - a chargeable service is provided for this
  • food waste
  • liquid waste
  • oil
  • nappies
  • batteries
  • unopened recyclable items still containing food or liquids
  • other unwanted household products
  • bin bags that were not collected the week before