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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.

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 

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 12 June 2024