Your green recycling bin

Your green recycling bin is collected fortnightly

We will collect your green recycling bin together with your food waste bin one week and your black household waste bin and food waste bin the next week.

What can you put in your green recycling bin?

Most paper can be recycled, please remove plastic wrapping around magazines and junk mail:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Greeting cards without glitter 
  • Envelopes (you can leave the plastic windows in)
  • Yellow Pages
  • Phone books and telephone directories

Cardboard can be placed in your bin, if it's too big, please flatten and leave beside your bin to be recycled:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Food boxes
  • Kitchen and toilet roll tubes
  • Corrugated card
  • Boxes
  • Packaging

Food tins, drink cans and aerosols
Please empty your cans before recycling:

  • Food and soup tins
  • Pet food tins
  • Drinks cans
  • Sweet and biscuit tins
  • Air freshener aerosols
  • Household cleaning product aerosols (non-hazardous)
  • Deodorant aerosols

Plastic bottles
Any bottle shaped plastic can be recycled but no other type. Please remove all tops and put in your black bin:

  • Milk bottles
  • Fizzy drink bottles
  • Cordial and juice bottles
  • Cleaning product bottles
  • Fabric conditioner bottles
  • Bleach bottles
  • Trigger spray bottles
  • Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles

What you can’t put in your green recycling bin

  • Plastic bags, carrier bags, bin bags or liners, sandwich or freezer bags
  • Aluminium foil, milk bottle tops, tin foil or barbecue trays
  • Nappies
  • Any non-bottle shaped plastics: yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, meat packaging, fruit packaging, takeaway containers
  • Polystyrene and cellophane (please put in your black bin)
  • Food (please place in your brown food waste bin or shared household bin if you live in a flat)
  • Wet wipes, cotton wool, make up pads and paper towels
  • Toothpaste tubes, medicine packaging such as plastic headache pills packets
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Garden waste (please use our garden waste service)
  • Glass bottles and jars (please put in your black glass recycling box, their lids go in your household waste bin)
  • Shredded paper
  • Crisp packets and sweet wrappers
  • Soft plastic / metallic packaging like pet food pouches
  • Metallic wrapping paper, wallpaper or glittery greetings cards
  • Paper or card that is stained / dirty with food, grease, paint etc 
  • Tissues and kitchen roll