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Green recycling bin

All your waste must be contained inside the relevant Council provided bin/bags. You must not put any rubbish next to your bin/bags. If you have a bin the lid must be completely closed. If you have more household waste than you can fit in your bin/bags you can take it to your nearest recycling centre.

WarningRecycling must be put into bins/bags loose and not bagged.

Request/replace a green recycling bin/bag

You can request a green recycling bin/bag for the following reasons:

  • you have recently moved into a new build and there are no bins
  • you have recently moved and bins are missing
  • a bin/bag is damaged (we will exchange the damaged bin)
  • a bin/bag is missing
  • you have too much waste for your bin

Remove a green recycling bin/bag

What goes in your green recycling bin/bag

You can put the following items in green household recycling bin/bags, or if you use communal green bins, the same things can be recycled in there too. 


All glass bottles and jars can be recycled, whether they are clear, brown, green or blue.


  • detergent bottles
  • drink bottles
  • food trays
  • fruit punnets
  • ice cream tubs
  • margarine tubs
  • shampoo bottles
  • yoghurt pots

Paper and card

  • cardboard packaging
  • catalogues
  • cereal packets
  • directories
  • envelopes
  • junk mail and cards
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • office paper
  • shredded paper


  • aerosols
  • aluminium food trays and containers
  • biscuit and cake tins
  • clean sheet cooking foil
  • food and drinks cans
  • metal lids

To help us recycle more of your waste:

  • give your pots, tubs, trays, bottles and jars a rinse to remove any food waste
  • do not put any black bags in your green bin as these cannot be recycled
  • flatten or crush items like plastic milk bottles and cardboard boxes to make more room.