Which bin should I use?

What items go in the blue-lidded bin?

Recycling is changing

Blue-lidded bins are for dry recycling.  If the item is not listed below please check our black bin page for further details or recycling A-Z for more detailed information.

Please recycle the following: 




White paper (e.g. printer paper and letters)

Telephone directories

Junk mail including leaflets and flyers

Envelopes (including windows)

Shredded Paper - see hints and tips for advice on how to contain this

Brown paper and envelopes

Plain wrapping paper (free from plastic or foil)


Cardboard Boxes (e.g cereal boxes, delivery boxes).

Corrugated Cardboard

Plain greetings cards

Cardboard egg boxes

Food and Drink Cartons e.g. Tetrapak

Cardboard sleeves e.g. ready meal sleeves

Cardboard tubes e.g. from inside toilet rolls and kitchen roll

Cardboard Sandwich boxes - including the plastic window, if clean from food residue



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) 

Metal Packaging

Drinks Cans

Food Tins 

Metal lids and tops 

Biscuit/Chocolate Tins (including lids)

Aerosol cans

Aluminimum Foil

Foil Trays (e.g. take-away trays)



Plastic Bottles, Pots, Tubs And Trays

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)

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 and biscuit tubs and trays



Food and Drink Cartons

Drinks cartons (e.g. juices and milk)

Food cartons (e.g. soups)


Ensure that you empty out any liquid and rinse food or drink residue. This makes it easier for the staff at the recycling centre who sort through the recycling.

Unfortunately we can't collect a bin if it has the wrong items in it. We can't recycle carrier/plastic bags or any plastic that can be scrunched in your hand such as salad bags, so please keep them out of your blue-lidded bin. 5 ways to reduce single use plastic.


*Please do not overload your bins as they can become too heavy for our collection vehicle to lift safely. Any bins which are too heavy will not be emptied.
*We do not accept soil or builders waste in any of our bins, (green-lidded, black or blue-lidded). Including this will result in your bin not being collected. 
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