What items go in the black bin?
Using your blue-lidded and green-lidded bins, you can recycle around 70% of household waste.
Before throwing anything away in your black bin please check if it can be recycled in your blue-lidded or green-lidded bin. Please don't use this bin for your food waste, this should go into your green bin.
Black-lidded bins are for general non-recyclable waste
Typical items that might go in your black bin:
- Disposable nappies
- Carrier or plastic bags
- Plastic food wrapping (plastic that can be scrunched in your hand) e.g. salad bags, bread bags
- Cling film
- Crisp packets
- Egg boxes (plastic)
- Light bulbs (old style)
- Wrapping paper (plasticised, wax coated, glittery or foil type)
In November and December 2017, if you live in a house, you will notice a 'No food waste thank you' sticker being added to your black bin lid. This is to remind residents to use their green-lidded bin to recycle food waste rather than putting it in the black bin. Find out more information about why you have this sticker and FAQs