What goes in your bins

What can be recycled?

If you can't reduce or reuse an item, can it be recycled or, if it is organic material like grass cuttings or vegetable food scrapings, composted?

Recycling means using valuable raw materials like glass, paper, tin and aluminium over and over again so we don't always have to make them from scratch.

Using the right containers

If you are using the new system please view our new recycling system section for details of what goes in your bins.

Find out what can be placed in your bins:

Check your bin collection day

All bins should be out by 6am on the day of collection. Your bin will be collected between 6.30am and 9.45pm. if your bin was not collected report a missed bin collection

Other materials

Please take your textiles, shoes, mobile phones and batteries to recycling centres or recycling banks.

Can the item be reused?

There are many schemes that reuse or refurbish goods like washing machines, furniture, plastic bags and wood. Find out more about reusing household items.

Assisted collection

If you have difficulties taking your bin out we may be able to assist you. To request an assisted collection please contact 0300 123 0900 or visit your local customer service centres.