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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.
Fortnightly
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.
Fortnightly
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.

  • Armchairs.
  • Bed bases, headboards and mattresses.
  • Bookcases (must be freestanding).
  • Carpets and underlay.
  • Chairs.
  • Chest of Drawers.
  • Dressing tables.
  • Plastic Garden Furniture.
  • Wooden Garden Furniture.
  • Tables.
  • Three Piece Suites (=3 items).
  • Wardrobes.

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.