What can you recycle in each bin?



  • Cardboard boxes - packaging, cereal boxes, washing powder boxes, kitchen roll and toilet tubes.
  • Cards Greeting cards and post cards, as long as they have no glitter.
  • Cartons - Tetrapack cartons including milk, fruit juice, and soup. Please rinse the cartons first.
  • Egg boxes
  • Gravy granule/Cocoa powder tubs - Tube only, not the lid.


  • Paper - Fliers, leaflets, letters, post-it notes, and pamphlets
  • Tickets - Bus, train, and tram tickets
  • Receipts
  • Wrapping paper - No glitter.
  • Catalogs and telephone directories - Please remove all plastic packaging first.
  • Envelopes - Including window envelopes, but not padded envelopes.
  • Shredded paper - Small amounts
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers


  • Plastics
  • Polystyrene
  • Food soiled cardboard (pizza boxes)



  • Bottles - Rinsed.
  • Jars - Rinsed. Metal lids can be recycled too, but not plastic ones.


  • Bottles only - If it's bottle shaped you can recycle it, if it's not, you can't. Rinse the bottles first. Lids cannot be recycled. You can recycle lids at Lush cosmetics stores.


  • Cans - Food and drinks cans. Rinse first.
  • Aerosols
  • Foil - Pie trays, tin foil, cake and flan trays, sweet wrappers, foiled yoghurt pot lids. Remove as much food contamination as possible before putting it in the brown bin.


  • Non bottle plastics - Yoghurt pots, food trays, butter and margerine tubs
  • Bottle tops
  • Cling film
  • Plastic bags
  • Plant pots
  • Cling film


Food waste

  • Cooked and raw food - Includes meat and fish, stale bread, egg shells, peelings, tea bags and coffee grounds. No packaging.
  • Wooden lolly sticks
  • Pet food

Garden waste

  • Including leaves, grass cuttings, hedge clippings, bark, twigs, plants, windfall fruit. No large tree stumps.

Real Christmas trees

  • Leave your Christmas tree next to your green bin when it is collected in January.


  • Bin liners
  • Plastic bags
  • Plant pots
  • Japanese knotweed
  • Soil and building rubble
  • Garden furniture