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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?

Yes please

  • 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.

Important notes

  • 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. 

No thanks:

  • Batteries
  • 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