Household waste that can be recycled.

The main part of this bin is for recyclables such as:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins
  • Aerosols and foil
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Cardboard and cartons

The inner recycling box can recycle paper, such as:

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Junk mail including leaflets and flyers
  • Catalogues and directories including yellow pages
  • White paper (e.g. printer paper and letters)
  • Envelopes (including ones with windows)
  • Shredded paper

 

Glass bottles and jars

Please rinse all food and drink packaging. Labels can be left on.

YesNo
  • Bottles - any colour (e.g. wine, beer, spirits)
  • Jars (e.g. sauces, jam, baby food)
  • Other glass bottles (e.g. perfume, aftershave, face/body cream)
  • Glass cookware (e.g. pyrex dishes)
  • Drinking glasses
  • Vases
  • Mirrors and window glass
  • Light bulbs

 

Tins and cans

Please rinse all food and drink packaging. Labels can be left on.

YesNo
  • Food tins (e.g. soup, tuna, baked beans, spaghetti hoops etc.)
  • Drink cans (e.g. cola, beer etc.)
  • Pet food tins
  • Metal lids and tops
  • Biscuit/chocolate tins (including lids
  • Aerosols (empty)
  • Foil trays (e.g. take-away trays)
  • Crisp and sweet packets or wrappers
  • Paint and solvent tins (full or empty)
  • Laminated plastic food/drink pouches (e.g. baby food, pet food, coffee)
  • Cooking oil drums
  • Any other metal items

 

 

Plastic packaging

Please rinse all food and drink packaging. Labels can be left on. Please remove plastic film.

YesNo
  • Cleaner and detergent bottles (e.g. bathroom cleaners, washing up liquid, bleach)
  • Toiletries and other bathroom bottles (e.g. shampoo, shower gel)
  • Drinks bottles (e.g. juice, squash, milk, cola)
  • Pots (e.g. yoghurt, soup)
  • Tubs (e.g. margarine, ice cream)
  • Trays/punnets (e.g. meat trays, take-away trays, fruit/veg trays, including black plastic)
  • Chocolate/biscuit tubs and trays 
  • Plastic bags (e.g. carrier bags, black sacks compostable bags, bread, salad, fruit/veg bags, frozen food bags)
  • Crisp and sweet packets or wrappers
  • Film lids from pots or trays
  • Laminated plastic food/drink pouches (e.g. baby food, pet food, coffee)
  • Polystyrene (e.g. cups and packaging material)
  • Plastic film and wrapping
  • Rigid plastics (e.g. toys and hangers)

 

Cardboard and cartons

Please flatten all cardboard packaging, remove plastic inserts, polystyrene and tape.

YesNo
  • Cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal boxes, delivery boxes)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Cardboard sleeves (e.g. ready meal sleeves)
  • Cardboard tubes (e.g. from inside toilet roll and kitchen roll)
  • Food cartons (e.g. soup)
  • Drinks cartons (e.g. juice, milk)
  • Single use coffee cups
  • Pringles style tubes
  • Corks (e.g. from wine bottles)
  • Wallpaper
  • Any card packaging that contains food waste

 

Paper

Use the inner caddy of your bin. Please remove any plastic wrappings from newspapers, magazines and flyers.

YesNo
  • White paper (e.g. printer paper and letters)
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail including leaflets and flyers
  • Envelopes (including those with plastic windows)
  • Telephone directories
  • Shredded paper
  • Plain greetings cards
  • Paper towels and tissues
  • Cotton wool/make up pads/wet wipes
  • Books
  • Padded envelopes (e.g. jiffy bags)
  • Greetings cards with foil or glitter decoration
  • Gift bags
  • Parchment/baking paper