What can I put in my green recycling bin?

The following items can be recycled in your green recycling bin. All recycling must be:

  • Clean – please rinse containers and do not put in any food leftovers
  • Loose – please do not put anything in plastic bags or black bin liners
  • Dry – please ensure the bin lid remains shut.
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Leaflets
  • Packaging card and cardboard
  • Wrapping paper
  • Greeting cards
  • Envelopes
  • Catalogues/telephone books
  • Shredded paper.
  • Milk and drink bottles
  • Bathroom bottles
  • Food and ready meal trays
  • Fruit and vegetables punnets
  • Yoghurt, cream and soup pots
  • Ice cream and margarine tubs.
  • Glass bottles - lids on
  • Glass jars - lids on.


What can't go in your green recycling bin

The following cannot be recycled in your green bin:

  • Plastic bags, cling film and junk mail bags
  • Polystyrene packaging
  • DIY waste
  • Nappies
  • Window or mirror glass
  • Drinking glasses
  • Light bulbs
  • Plastic engine oil bottles
  • Textiles
  • Wallpaper
  • Sharps such as needles
  • Garden waste
  • Animal waste.

We will not collect your bin if it contains any items (including plastic bags) that can’t be recycled.