Your bins and what goes in each one

Recycling  - What you can put in

Please see below for a list of what you can put in your recycling green bins with orange lids, and orange sacks.

Types of cardboard - please flatten or tear into smaller pieces

  • Card sleeves
  • Cardboard boxes (polystyrene removed)
  • Cereal boxes
  • Egg boxes
  • Greetings cards (without glitter)

Mixed paper - no shredded paper

  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Telephone directories
  • Other white household paper

Plastic packaging - empty, rinsed and squashed

  • Fizzy drink and water bottles
  • Plastic detergent and shampoo bottles
  • Cleaning bottles
  • Plastic milk bottles
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Plastic punnets and trays

Tins and cans - empty and rinsed

  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Drink cans and tins
  • Food tins and cans
  • Metal lids
  • Empty aerosol cans (i.e. deodorant sprays)

Glass – clean and dry (no broken glass)

  • Milk bottles
  • Wine and beer bottles
  • Perfume bottles
  • Glass jars i.e. sauces

Aluminium foil – rinsed, clean and dry

  • Scrunched up tin foil
  • Tin foil food trays