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Blue Bin

Your blue bin is for recycling

All the material you place in your blue bin must be clean and dry. Items should be loose, not in plastic bags.

Please remember, you must not use your blue bin to dispose of:

  • Nappies

  • Polystyrene or shredded paper

  • Dirty waste

  • Ceramics or pottery

  • Food

  • General waste

 Please remember to:

  • Break down large boxes

  • Rinse cans, tins and plastic bottles

  • Put the items loose in your blue bin - no bags

You can use your blue bin for:

Please recycle:  


Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, telephone books and catalogues


Cereal boxes, egg boxes, post cards, greeting cards, clean frozen food boxes

Paper-based Cartons

Packaging for fruit juice, soup and chopped tomatoes

Aerosol Cans

Please make sure the cans are empty and don't crush or pierce them

Food & Drink Cans

Soup cans, drinks cans, pet food cans and biscuit tins. Please rinse them out before you put them in your blue bin

Plastic Bottles and Containers

Milk bottles, drinks bottles, shampoo bottles, sauce bottles, plastic yoghurt pots, plastic butter or margarine cartons, plastic food trays. Please rinse them out before you put them in your blue bin


Without padding


Glass bottles and jars


Clean foil trays and packaging

You can't use your blue bin for:

  • Shredded paper, napkins, tissues or wallpaper

  • Takeaway pizza boxes or other food boxes which are not clean

  • Dirty food tins

  • Plastic bags or wrapping

Please leave your bins at the kerbside by 7.30am on your collection day

Plastic bags and wrapping

Unfortunately plastic bags and wrapping aren’t suitable for your household blue recycling bin but some of them can now be recycled at collection points within some local supermarkets. 
The following items are accepted at supermarket collection points:

  • Plastic carrier bags (excluding biodegradable/compostable bags)

  • Bread bags/wrappers

  • Breakfast cereal liners

  • Bubble wrap

  • Delivery bags

  • Dry cleaning bags

  • Frozen food bags

  • Magazine and newspaper wrappers

  • Multi-pack wrapping

  • Plastic marked as low-density polyethylene (LDPE) – resin ID code 4

  • Toilet roll wrapping

Larger stores of major supermarkets may also accept:

  • Baby, pet food, detergent and cleaning pouches

  • Biscuits and chocolate wrapping

  • Cheese, fish and meat wrapping

  • Cling film

  • Crisp and sweet bags

  • Plastic film lids

  • Salad, pasta and rice bags

All items should be clean and free of food and sticky labels should be removed where possible. 

To find your nearest soft plastics collection point and to view an exact list of items collected at specific stores visit Recycle Now.