Grey Bins

Information about your grey bin.

Information is detailed below on what goes in your grey bin.

On your day of collection, please place your bin on the kerbside with the lid closed by 7am Monday to Saturday.

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.


What CAN be put in my grey bin?

What NOT to put in your grey bin

Top Tips for grey bins:

  • Please ensure lids are closed
  • Unfortunately, bags left at the side of your bin will not be uplifted
  • 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.
  • Households do not automatically receive extra capacity 'red top' bins due to the addition of a baby unless they are eligible by meeting all criteria. Unfortunately, residents have been misinformed by a third party regarding this. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
  • Excess waste can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres Check Local Recycling Centre opening times and days
  • If you feel you require an extra capacity 'red top' bin, please visit the  Request for an additional grey bin page
  • 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 when lifted onto the lorry.  If your bin is deemed to be too heavy by our crew 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a large family and don't think I can cope with the one grey bin. What can I do?

Don't residents already recycle everything?

Can I apply for an additional blue, brown or food waste caddy?

If I have extra waste to dispose of what should I do?

What about glass recycling?