What can I put in my recycling bin?
(Click on your council's logo to access your local recycling web pages)
Your recycling bin is - the green sack
- Green sacks are provided to houses or low-rise properties that face onto a street
What can I put in my green sack?
- Aerosols - Make sure they are empty but do not squash or pierce them.
- Cardboard - Including boxes and cardboard packaging
- Cartons - Food and drink cartons including Tetrapak©.
- Food tins, drink cans and tin foil - Both steel and aluminium.
- Glass bottles and jars - All colours of glass can be recycled. (Please remember to rinse out the bottles and jars and put the lids into your recycling sack separately.)
- Household plastic packaging - Including margarine containers, ice cream tubs, yoghurt pots and fruit punnets.
- Paper - All paper can be recycled, including newspapers, magazines, junk mail, catalogues, telephone directories and envelopes.
- Plastic bottles - Including drink, shampoo and detergent bottles.
- It is compulsory to recycle tins and cans, glass and paper.
- Remember to 'wash and squash' items where possible (except aerosols - these should be empty but not squashed or pierced).
- Remove lids from jam jars.
- Never put broken glass in the green sack.
- Broken glass bottles and jars
- Coat hangers
- Crisp packets and sweet wrappers
- Disposable nappies
- Food waste
- Garden waste
- Pet food pouches
- Polystyrene and foam
- Textiles and shoes