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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:


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 & 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.

> Check your bin collection day.  
> Please leave your bins at the kerbside by 7.30am on collection day.

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