Blue bin - paper and card
Accepted: newspapers, magazines, leaflets, phone directories, envelopes (fully intact including glue and windows), brochures, office paper, letters, catalogues, unwanted mail, shredded paper, wrapping paper, paperback books. Hardback books are also accepted but we would always recommend that these are re-used or donated to a charity shop.
NOT accepted: Tissues, napkins, paper towels, nappies, laminated paper, padded envelopes, wet paper, textiles, Pringles tubes.
Accepted: cereal boxes, brown corrugated packaging, sleeves from ready meals, toilet/ kitchen roll tubes, greeting cards, cardboard egg boxes, toothpaste boxes
NOT accepted: Drinks and food cartons, wet card, wet cardboard, takeaway food boxes (for example pizza boxes) if contaminated with food.
Please ensure all material is clean and dry - believe it or not, when it's damp bacteria can start to break it down, generating heat which poses a risk of fire.
DO NOT put the following items in your blue recycling bin:
- plastic bags
We have put stickers on the lids of blue bins to remind you what shouldn't go in your paper and card bin.
You've bin tagged
If we notice that your blue bin has items in it that shouldn't be there we will put a yellow tag on the bin handle. If you get a yellow tag you should put your blue bin out with your next black/green residual waste collection. Instructions are on the tag.
We recommend you put your house number on your wheelie bins.