Which bin should I use?

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
  • Polystyrene
  • 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

No Food Waste

*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. The weight limit is approximately 30kg but will be assessed manually by the collection crew.
 
*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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