Household waste and recycling bins and caddies

Find out what goes in your bins

What goes in your waste and recycling bins -

Get bin smart

Avoid having your recycling rejected.

Each week, council staff carry out checks on the contents of the blue bins. These checks show that when residents tie up items in carrier bags or bin bags, they often contain items that contaminate the recycling. These items include -

  • nappies
  • dog waste
  • food waste
  • clothes 
  • textiles
  • feminine hygiene products

Removing these unwanted items manually at the sorting plant costs the council an additional £500,000 per year that could be better spent on other services.

Blue bins that contain bagged items or other items that shouldn't go in them will not be emptied. 


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