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Recycling bin or boxes

How to recycle

  • Empty and rinse items to remove any food residue before recycling
  • Do not use any type of plastic bag or bin liners. Place the items loose in the bin or box
  • Do not stack items of different materials inside each other for example plastic yogurt pots inside a cardboard cereal packet

We do not accept any of the following in the recycling bin:

  • food - this is collected separately. Use your food caddy
  • garden waste - this is collected separately using a paid for service
  • textiles - take textiles to textile banks, charity shops or use a charity kerbside collection bag
  • batteries and small electricals - use the separate collection provided for small electrical items
  • vapes - do not put single use vapes in any bin
    • these need to be returned to the place of purchase or taken to your local HWRC

View a full list of where to recycle certain hazardous waste items.

Paper and card

You can put in:

  • newspaper, magazines and paper (including shredded paper)
  • food and drink cartons
  • all cardboard and flattened boxes
    • please try to keep cardboard as dry as possible (but don't put in plastic bags)
  • non-metallic wrapping paper
  • envelopes (including windows), junk mail, leaflets and flyers
  • telephone directories, catalogues and books
  • clean paper bags
  • books
  • Kitchen and toilet roll cardboard tubes, tissue boxes

Do not put in:

  • nappies
  • kitchen roll and tissue paper
  • glittery cards and wrapping paper/metallic wrapping paper
  • envelopes with plastic padding (Jiffy bags)
  • greaseproof paper
  • wallpaper
  • oils and liquids
  • wood


You can put in:

  • plastic bottles with lids
  • other plastic tubs, trays, punnets and pots (such as yoghurt, pots, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs)

Do not put in:

  • Carrier bags, bread bags, heavy duty plastic bags/bin liners of any kind
  • soft plastics such as bags containing frozen foods e.g. peas and chips, sandwich bags, cling film or bubble wrap
  • tear-off cellophane lids
    • please remove and dispose of these and recycle the container e.g. throw away the lids on yogurt, cream pots, oven/microwave ready foods and food trays i.e. sliced meat containers
  • plastic plant pots and plastic toys
  • plastic film/cellophane wrapping, sweet/biscuit wrappers
  • crisp packets
  • polystyrene
  • nappies
  • thick or hard plastics such as washing up bowls
  • empty paint tins - take paint and paint tins to your local HWRC
  • barrels or kegs
  • metallic wrapping paper
  • cosmetic products (such as cotton buds and face wipes) are not recyclable and cannot be flushed down the toilet
  • CD's/DVD's and cases

Cans, foil and aerosols

You can put in:

  • all foil, foil cases and foil wrappers. Please wash off food and collect into the size of a tennis ball to aid recycling
  • food and drink cans
  • empty aerosols and lids
  • crushed large tins (e.g. sweet and biscuit tins)

Do not put in:


You can put in:

  • all glass bottles and jars
  • spectacles/glasses
  • broken glass bottles and jars wrapped in paper
  • perfume/ aftershave glass bottles

Do not put in:

All the below can be taken to your local HWRC

  • window glass
  • pyrex glass
  • light bulbs
  • drinking glasses
  • crockery and ceramics
  • mirrors
  • tiles

Last updated 05 February 2024