What goes in which bin

Rubbish bin (black bin)

Rubbish that cannot be recycled and will go to landfill.

This bin is for non-recyclables such as:

 

A


Ash (coal)  

 

B


Baby/make up wipes Biodegradable packaging
Bags (plastic) Biros
Baking tray (metal) Blister packs (for pills)
Brita water filter cartridges Bubble wrap

 

C


Candles CDs
Carrier bags CD cases
Cat food pouches (with silver lining) Cellophane
Cat food pouches (with silver lining) Cereal packet inners (plastic)
Cat litter Christmas cards (heavily decorated with glitter, foil etc)
Cigarette ends Coat hangers (plastic or wire)
Cigarette packets Coffee filters
Cling film Coffee shop cups
Compostable packaging/bags Cotton wool (used)
Corks (real or plastic) Crisp packets
Cotton buds Crockery (broken)
Cotton reels Cutlery (securely wrapped)

 

D


Disposable cutlery, plates Dog food/treat pouches (with silver lining)
Disposable razor blades DVD cases

 

E


Egg boxes (polystyrene) Foam trays and packaging
Fast food drink cups Foil/plastic wrapping e.g. crisp packets

 

G


Grease-proof paper  

 

H


Hair Hard plastic (children's toys, storage containers, recycling boxes/bins)
Hard covers (of catalogues)        Hoover bags and dust

 

I


Ice cream tubs (card/paperboard) Incontinence pads (wrapped)

 

J


J cloths Jiffy bag envelopes

 

K


Kitchen towels Kitchen knives (securely wrapped)

 

L


Latex gloves Light bulbs (halogen)
Light bulbs (old style)  

 

M


 

 

N


Napkins/serviettes Netting (plastic) e.g. orange nets
Nappies  

 

O


 

 

P


Paper towels Plastic films (e.g. from ready meal trays, cooked meat trays)
Pencils Plastic sweet wrappers
Pet Bedding for vegetarian pets (shredded cardboard) Plastic windows on food packaging/boxes
Pet fur Plastic wrapping (including food wrappers)
Pet food pouches (with silver lining) Polystyrene
Pet litter for meat eating pets Polystyrene (Styrofoam/foam) trays
Photo negatives Potato sacks (thick brown paper)
Photographic paper Printer cartridges
Plastic bags Pyrex (or similar)
Plastic bags (e.g. those used to contain/wrap food)  

 

Q


 

R


Razor blades Ring binders
Resealable plastic packets (eg containing cheese) Rubber gloves

 

S


Sanitary products (wrapped) Shrink wrap  
Sanitary towels Soft plastics (bags, films, wrappings)
Sellotape Shower curtain
Shoes (any kind) Straws
Sponges and loofahs Styrofoam
Sticky labels and backing paper  

 

T


Tablet packets (plastic and foil) Toothpaste tubes
Tissues (used) Toys (plastic)
Tissue paper/packaging Tupperware

 

U


Uncooked food  

 

V


Video cassettes  

 

W


Wallpaper Wires/cables
Water filter cartridges (eg Brita) Wood (treated)
Wax crayons Woodchip wallpaper
Weed control fabric Wrappers (eg from sweets, biscuits)
Wet wipes Wrapping (plastic) eg from around magazines 

 

X


 

Y


 

Z


 

Items that you cannot put in this bin

  • paint
  • oil
  • bulky items
  • building materials

Many item that you cannot place in to this bin can be taken to a local household waste recycling centre.