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What Goes In Which Bin

Below is your guide to what goes in each bin:

Brown
Recycling Bin

Please only put the following items in this bin:
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles with lids off
  • Cans
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Empty aerosols
  • Clean foil
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Click here to download our leaflet on what goes in your recycling brown bin

The Council is advising people to wash, squash and take the lids off plastic bottles to aid recycling and create more space in your bin.

Green
Household Bin

Please only put the following items in this bin:
  • Food waste
  • Juice cartons
  • Wrapping paper or card with foil
  • Pet waste and cat litter.
  • And any plastic which is not a bottle or lid – such as carrier bags, food packaging, yoghurt pots, margarine cartons, fruit and vegetable punnets
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Click here to download our leaflet on what goes in your green bin

Most household waste will be used to
produce valuable energy, rather than being sent to landfill sites.

Brown
Garden Bin

Please only put the following items in this bin:
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Twigs and weeds
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Click here to download our leaflet on what goes in your garden waste brown bin

Collections of garden waste will be fortnightly from mid-March to mid-November (see your collection calendar for collection details in your area)

page last updated :
27th November 2019