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Coronavirus: Information and advice
Grey bin

What goes in your Grey bin

Only for rubbish that can’t be recycled

Nappies

Polystyrene

Yoghurt pots

Plastic bags, including ‘biodegradable’.

✔ Plastic packaging, including pots, tubs and trays.

Lids from glass jars and bottles

NOT these items please

✖ Electrical goods

✖ Batteries

✖ Metal objects

✖ Children’s toys

✖ Soil, gravel and stones

✖ Wood

✖ Building rubble/waste

Brown bin and box

What goes in your Brown bin

Plastic bottles (please remove lids)

Cleaning products and shampoo bottles

Food tins

Tin foil

Drinks cans

Aerosols

Glass jars and bottles (any colour, please remove lids)

Please note plastic bottles are the only kind of plastic we can accept in your brown bin. All other plastic packaging must be thrown away in your grey bin.

NOT these items please

✖ Plastic bags including ‘biodegradable’

✖ Plastic packaging including tubs, pots and food trays

✖ Bags of general rubbish

✖ Food waste

✖ Electrical goods

✖ Children’s toys

✖ Soil, gravel and stones

✖ Wood

✖ Plant pots

✖ Pet bedding

✖ Animal droppings

✖ Yoghurt pots

✖ Metal objects

✖ Batteries

✖ Polystyrene

✖ Building rubble/waste

Green bin and caddy

What goes in your Green bin

Food and garden waste (no soil, gravel, stones or wood

Tea bags and coffee grounds

Fruit and vegetables

Grass, flowers, hedge and plant cuttings

Out of date food (no packaging)

Meat and bones (cooked and uncooked)

Breads and pastries

Dairy (e.g. cheese) and egg shells

All cooked and uncooked food

You may wish to use a compostable bag to line your indoor food caddy. These are available from over 100 stockists, including major supermarkets and public libraries across the borough.

For more information please visit:

NOT these items please

✖ Soil, gravel and stones

✖ Wood

✖ Plant pots

✖ Plastic bags including ‘biodegradable’

✖ Plastic packaging including tubs, pots and food trays

✖ Building rubble/waste

✖ Pet bedding

✖ Animal droppings

✖ Yoghurt pots

✖ Metal objects

✖ Children’s toys

✖ Electrical goods

✖ Batteries

✖ Polystyrene

Blue bin and bag

What goes in your Blue bin

Paper and card

Food and drinks cartons (tetra packs)

Egg boxes

Cardboard

Card packaging

Newspapers, magazines, brochures, envelopes and junk mail

If you have extra recycling, you should either take it to your local tip or ask your neighbours if they have any extra space in their bins.

If you find that you often have extra recycling, you can order bigger recycling bins.

NOT these items please

✖ Bags of general rubbish

✖ Bottles

✖ Nappies

✖ Plastic packaging

✖ Food waste

✖ Electrical items

✖ Soil, gravel and stones

✖ Wood

✖ Plant pots

✖ Pet bedding

✖ Animal droppings

✖ Yoghurt pots

✖ Metal objects

✖ Children’s toys

✖ Batteries

✖ Polystyrene

✖ Plastic bags including ‘biodegradable’

✖ Plastic packaging including tubs, pots and food trays

✖ Building rubble/waste