Household waste that can be recycled.

The main part of this bin is for recyclables such as:

  • glass
  • cans
  • plastic packaging
  • cardboard and cartons

The inner recycling box can recycle paper, such as:

  • newspapers and magazines
  • junk mail
  • catalogues and directories including yellow pages
  • white office paper and envelopes (including ones with windows)
  • shredded paper

 

Glass bottles and jars

Please wash all food and drink packaging.

YesNo
  • Jam jars
  • Curry jars
  • Mineral water bottles
  • Pasta sauce jars
  • Wine, Spirit and alcopop bottles
  • Lager/beer bottles
  • Juice bottles
  • Light bulbs
  • Window glass and window panes
  • Mirror glass (do not recycle mirror glass)
  • Pyrex dishes
  • Drinking glasses

 

Tins and cans

Please wash all food and drink packaging.

YesNo
  • Food tins (soup, tuna, baked beans, spaghetti hoops etc.)
  • Pet food tins
  • Drink cans
  • Cola tins
  • Beer cans
  • Aerosols (only when empty)
  • Paint tins
  • Cooking oil drums
  • Any other metal items

 

 

Plastic packaging

Please wash all food and drink packaging.

YesNo
  • Milk bottles 
  • Juice bottles
  • Mineral water bottles
  • Washing up liquid bottles
  • Fabric conditioner bottles
  • Sun cream bottles
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Bleach bottles
  • Plastic pots and tubs
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Margarine and butter tubs
  • Ice cream tubs
  • Plastic trays
  • Coffee cup lids
  • Contact lense packaging
  • Plastic carrier bags
  • Black sacks
  • Cling film
  • Bubble wrap
  • Polystyrene
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic film and wrapping from packages
  • CD's, DVD cases

 

Cardboard and cartons

Please flatten all cardboard packaging. The more you can fit into your bin, the more we can fit into our lorry. That means less trips and less fuel! 

YesNo
  • Cardboard packaging boxes 
  • Plain card (no glitter/glue)
  • Cereal boxes
  • Cardboard sleeves from food packaging
  • Cardboard tube from toilet and kitchen rolls
  • Drink cartons (such as 'Tetra Packs')
  • Juice cartons
  • Milk cartons
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Corks (from wine and champagne bottles)
  • Wallpaper
  • Any paper or cardboard soaked with food waste

 

Paper

Use the inner caddy of your bin.

YesNo
  • White office paper
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Envelopes (including those with plastic windows, but not with padding)
  • Catalogues
  • Telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • Crisp packets
  • Sweet wrappers
  • Books
  • Padded envelopes (such as 'Jiffy Bags')
  • Metallic gift wrap
  • Christmas/birthday cards with glitter
  • Gift wrap or wrapping paper