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Your recycling bins

Blue bin

The following items can be put in your blue recycling bin:

  • paper such as newspapers, magazines, catalogues, envelopes, leaflets and telephone directories (including yellow pages), junk mail, envelopes, office paper, wrapping paper
  • cardboard such as clean packaging card (food and non-food), greetings cards and books

Light grey bin

The following items can be put in your grey recycling bin:


Accepted: Bottles and jars from food and drink packaging (including metal tops)
NOT accepted: Ceramic items such as plates and plant pots, plate glass (from windows), drinking glasses, light bulbs, pyrex dishes, mirrors


Accepted: Tins and cans from food and drink packaging, aerosols for personal use (e.g. deodorant, hairspray), clean foil trays
NOT accepted: Metal furniture, cutlery, small electrical appliances, electrical cables, batteries, food or drink pouches, paint tins


Accepted: Bottles from food and drink products, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and soap bottles, cleaning products, beauty products, food and drink pots, tubs and trays.
NOT accepted: Plastic bags and films (shopping bags, bread bags, cling films), bubble wrap, cartridges (ink for example), polystyrene, wrappers such as crisp wrappers or biscuit wrappers, plastic nettings, toothpaste tubes, synthetic corks, hard plastics such as CD cases, plastic coat hangers and plant pots, garden furniture, children’s toys.


If you feel your recycling bin is not big enough and you would like to apply to upgrade please see the Order a new bin page.

For more information please see the Bins and recycling pages.