|What you can put into your blue bin||What can’t go into the blue bin|
|Large brown cardboard boxes||Newspaper and magazines (these should be placed into your blue bag)|
|Corrugated card||Envelopes (these should be placed into your blue bag)|
|Cereal boxes||Junk mail/flyers (these should be placed into your blue bag)|
|Card sleeves||Telephone directories (these should be placed into your blue bag)|
|Washing powder boxes||Kitchen or food waste (This should be placed into your brown bin)|
|Thin sheets of card||Garden waste (This should be placed into your brown bin)|
|Egg boxes||Black bin bags/liners|
|Glass bottles of all colours||Foil backed card|
|Steel food and drinks cans||Card with bubble pack or padding attached|
|Aluminium food and drinks cans||Corks|
|Steel and aluminium bottle lids||Nappies|
|Plastic drink bottles||Ceramics, ornaments or crockery|
|Shower and bath plastic bottles||Plate glass|
|Plastic drink bottle tops||Mirrors|
|House cleaning plastic bottles||Batteries|
|Light coloured plastic food trays||Plastic cables, ties, strapping or banding|
|Yoghurt pots||Garden flower pots|
|Margarine tubs||Christmas lights|
|Empty aerosol cans||Plastic toys|
|Waxed cartons||Plastic trims, frames of mouldings|
|Plastic carrier bags||Shrink wrap or bubble wrap|
|Polystyrene packaging or beads|
|Video/tape cassettes, CD’s, DVD’s or their cases|
|Electrical waste including hoses off hoovers|
|Textiles or clothing|
|Cushions and duvets|
|Soil or rubble|
|Machine or engine parts|
|Utensils or tools, knives and other sharp objects|
|Wood and MDF|
|Christmas wrapping paper|
|Large pieces of sheet metal|
|Burnt or fire damaged material|
|Clinical waste, needles and syringes|
|Ropes and belts|
Please note that the collection crews are trained to check for contamination and are unable to empty any bin which contains the incorrect types of material. We accept that residents can sometimes place the wrong items in their bin by mistake, so the crews will help by identifying the reason for non-collection. We then ask our residents to remove the contamination before the wheeled bin gets emptied on your next scheduled collection day.
Please also remember to wash and squash where possible. By doing this you will be able to get more into your blue bin for recycling.
Recycling also needs to be placed loosely into the blue bin and not in bin liners.
Please note that we are unable to accept black bin liners or sacks.
When is your blue bin collected?
We collect on bank holidays (excluding Christmas and New Year).
If your bin has been lost, stolen or damaged
Please contact the Environment Team on 0800 269098.