Recycling - what goes where

Below is a list of the most common items that end up in a household bin listed under which bin they should be placed. If the item you are looking for is not listed here please see:

Small electrical items, mobile phones and batteries can be disposed of by placing in a bag and leaving it on top of your Blue Bin on collection day.

Blue Bin
Blue Bin

Green bin
Green Bin

Silver Food Caddy and Bin
Silver Caddy and bin

Black Bin
Black Bin

Magazines, Newspapers and paper


Cans and tins

Plastic bottles and containers

Plastic tubs, trays and pots

Drinks cartons

Tin foil and foil trays

Envelopes (including windows)

Glass bottles and jars

Phonebooks and catalogues

Chocolate and biscuit tins


Grass cuttings

Pet straw and untreated sawdust

Cut flowers

Small branches

Leaves and hedge trimmings


Leftovers and uneaten food

Meat and bones

Out of date/mouldy food (without wrapping)

Teabags and coffee grounds


Fruit and vegetables

Rice, pasta and beans

Cakes and pastries





bubble wrap


other items that cannot be recycled