Which bag, box or bin?
Recycling and refuse bags, box and bin
|Containers||Recycling / refuse||Collected|
|Recycling green plastic box||Cans, tins and glass.||Fortnightly|
|Recycling green canvas bags||One bag for hard plastics: plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, plastic food trays, tubs and containers.
The other bag for paper and card.
Please do not put paper /card and plastics in the same bag.
|Garden waste wheelie bin
(only in the area covered by the scheme)
|Leaves, grass, twigs, clippings, roots, shoots and weeds.
Please do not put soil, compost, grass sods or turf in garden waste bins.
|Blue refuse bag||Refuse that cannot be recycled.||Weekly|
Consult the recycling and waste A-Z, to see if an item can be recycled.
Items you can't put in bags, box or bin
- Garden waste: for example, tree stumps, garden ornaments paving stones.
- Building waste: for example, rubble, bricks, concrete.
- Vehicle batteries.
- Paint and paint cans.
- Oil and oil cans.
Take items to household waste recycling centres you can't put in your bags, box or bin.
Items too big to go in a bag, box or bin
Book a bulky waste collection, to collect any furniture from the list below you don't want.
- Bed bases, headboards and mattresses.
- Bookcases (must be freestanding).
- Carpets and underlay.
- Chest of Drawers.
- Dressing tables.
- Plastic Garden Furniture.
- Wooden Garden Furniture.
- Three Piece Suites (=3 items).
Some charities will collect furniture you don't want to sell.
Book an appliance collection, to collect any appliance larger than a small microwave, including cookers.
Read about domestic clinical waste collection, which will collect items containing blood, other human fluids, excretion and other medical items.