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I have a green and a blue bin

Your green bin can be used to recycle only plastics, cartons, tins and cans. Your Blue bin is for paper and card only.

If you have a blue bin and a green bin for recycling, please see the information below on what can go in each bin.

On your day of collection, please place your bin at the kerbside by 7am with the lid fully closed. Please remove any straps, locks or weights before presenting your bin.

Unfortunately, we cannot take anything that is not in the bin. It is vital that all items are in the bin with the lid shut.

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What can I put in my green bin? 

The green bin is only for plastic bottles, tubs and trays; cartons; and metal cans.

What can I put in my blue bin? 
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Your blue bin is only for paper, card and cardboard.

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What NOT to put in your blue or green bins

The following items should NEVER be placed in the blue or the green recycling bin:

Top tips for recycling:

  • Everything must be clean and dry - wet and dirty materials such as food and drinks waste, nappies and pet waste spreads through the whole load and means it can be rejected and landfilled.
  • If your green or blue bin contains items in black bin bags or bin liners it will not be collected.
  • Please try not to compact the material in your bin, this can result in your bin being half emptied on collection day.  If your bin is not fully emptied due to the material being compacted, or frozen together in winter months, it is your responsibility to loosen the material ready for your next scheduled collection. No additional collection will be provided for half emptied bins.
  • Due to health and safety of our staff, please ensure that your bin is not too heavy as this can result in the bin lip snapping and the bin falling when lifted onto the lorry. This is dangerous for collection staff.  If your bin is deemed to be too heavy it will not be emptied and it is your responsibility to ensure items are removed so that the bin can be emptied on the next collection day.  No additional collections will be provided for bins which are considered to be too heavy. 

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