Your bins and what goes in each one

Recycling - What you can't put in

Please see below for a list of what you can't put in your recycling green bins with orange lids, and orange sacks.

Certain types of cardboard

  • Greasy pizza boxes (ripped off clean lids are fine)
  • Juice, soup, milk and similar cartons


  • Books (donate these to your local charity shop or take them to Jenkins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre)
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissues


  • Polystyrene
  • Cling film


  • Food
  • Green garden waste (please book a collection here)


  • Textiles and shoes (please take them to your closest recycling bank)
  • Nappies
  • Hypodermic needles or other sharp objects – see Clinical waste page
  • Large metals - take to Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre
  • Paint and paint tins
  • Electrical items
  • Toys