Recycling bins

Houses and converted flats recycling, flats above shops recycling, estates and purpose-built flats recycling, check your recycling collection days, download your latest collection calendar, report a problem and order a new recycling bin.


What goes in your recycling - houses and converted flats where there are less than five flats

If there are five or more flats please see the Estates and purpose-built flats recycling page

Any items that cannot be recycled in the boxes or bins should be taken to a reuse and recycling centre, or you can book a bulky waste collection.

Download and print our handy guide to what goes in your recycling bins.

Blue lidded wheelie bin or recycling box

This bin is for most types of paper and card:

  • paper
  • card
  • cardboard
  • greeting cards
  • flattened cardboard boxes
  • cardboard food packaging and boxes
  • envelopes
  • junk mail, with plastic wrapping removed
  • newspapers and magazines
  • Yellow Pages and other telephone directories
  • shredded paper, inside a paper bag or envelope
  • wrapping paper, without foil

Paper and card should be kept dry wherever possible by keeping it within your bin. If you use recycling boxes please use a lid to keep the contents dry.  If you don’t have a lid for your recycling box or if your wheelie bin lid is broken you can request a new lid here.

Do not put any of the following in this bin:

  • disposable paper masks and disposable gloves - these should go in your rubbish bin
  • paper or card containing foil or metal
  • plastic-coated cardboard
  • soiled food boxes
  • cartons, such as Tetrapak - these go in your grey recycling bin or box

Grey lidded recycling bin or recycling box

Rinse all containers, remove lids and squash plastic bottles flat.


  • juice
  • soup
  • sauce
  • milk

Mixed glass:

  • bottles
  • jars

Tins and cans:

  • drink cans
  • food tins
  • pet food tins
  • empty aerosol tins, lids removed
  • cooking foil
  • foil trays
  • sweet tins
  • metal bottle tops
  • jar lids


  • bottles and cap, with the caps off
  • food trays
  • fruit and vegetable punnets
  • margarine tubs, ice-cream tubs, and yoghurt pots
  • oven ready or microwaveable food trays

Do not put any of the following in this bin:

  • drinking glasses
  • Pyrex
  • mirrors
  • sheet window glass
  • any other metal items not listed above
  • crisp bags
  • food film
  • plastic bags
  • plastic food pouches
  • toothpaste tubes

Household batteries

Household batteries (apart from car batteries) should be be placed in an untied plastic bag, next to or on top of your recycling wheelie bins or boxes.

Textiles and shoes

These should be placed in a tied plastic bag, next to or on top of your recycling wheelie bins or boxes.

We accept:

  • clothes
  • linens
  • shoes, tied in pairs, dry and clean

We do not accept:

  • duvets
  • pillows
  • cushions