What goes in your bins

You’ll have different rubbish and recycling bins depending on the type of property you live in.

House or converted flat Toggle accordion

If you live in a house or converted flat, you’ll have two types of bins for you waste. If you’ve signed up for our green garden waste service, you’ll also have a green bin for green garden waste..

Grey bins

These bins are for non-recyclable waste:

  • food scraps
  • nappies
  • clingfilm
  • polystyrene 
  • meat trays
  • yoghurt pots
  • plastic food wrapping
  • crisp packets
  • sweet wrappers
  • bottle lids
  • glass bottles

We will not collect excess waste outside of the bin. If you have more waste than will fit into your grey bin, take it to one of our reuse and recycling centres.

Brown bins

These bins are for household items that can be recycled:

  • paper
  • thin card
  • plastic bottles (rinsed)
  • tins and cans (rinsed)
  • catalogues and directories

You can place excess recyclable materials into see-through bags next to your brown bin. Thick cardboard should be put out next to the brown bin on your collection day.

Flats with communal bins Toggle accordion

If you live in a flat with communal bins you’ll have access to two types of bins.

Silver Eurobins

These bins are for domestic waste that can’t be recycled, including:

  • food scraps 
  • nappies 
  • clingfilm 
  • polystyrene 
  • meat trays 
  • yoghurt pots 
  • plastic food wrappers 
  • bottle lids
  • glass bottles

Blue Eurobins

These bins are for household waste that can be recycled, including:

  • paper
  • thin card
  • plastic bottles (rinsed) 
  • tins and cans (rinsed) 
  • catalogues and directories 
  • glass

Some flats and apartments have two blue Eurobins; one for paper and thin card and another for mixed recyclables including glass. Make sure you check the signage before adding your waste.