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What goes in my bins?

Residents are reminded that excess waste (black bags etc.) next to black refuse bins will not be collected.

If you have extra waste this can be taken to the Household Waste Site at Haverton Hill or you can request a junk job by contacting the Council on tel: 01642 726001.

 
image of a blue lid wheelie bin Recycling - blue lid bin The items below should go loose (not bagged), rinsed clean and squashed into your recycling bin with the blue lid. Any excess recycling should be placed in carrier bags or clear sacks next to your blue lidded bin. Black bags should not be used for excess recycling or placed in the blue lidded bin.
Material Yes No
Mixed glass bottles and jars

Glass bottles and jars of all colours

Broken glass, pyrex, light bulbs, mirrors and flat glass

Paper and cardboard Newspapers, magazines, paper, cardboard (folded flat), junk mail, brochures, envelopes and telephone directories including yellow pages. All types of cardboard including cereal boxes Polystyrene foam packaging, used kitchen paper, baby/facial wipes or nappies. No takeaway pizza boxes or any takeaway food containers or bags, even though they may be paper or cardboard
Cartons All cartons including soft drinks, fruit juice and soup (please squash or fold flat Polystyrene
Food tins and drink cans All steel and aluminium food and drink cans, biscuit or sweet tins (Please rinse and squash where possible) Cutlery or any other metal objects
Household plastic packaging Rigid plastic food containers such as yoghurt pots and ice cream tubs, plastic bottles such as drinks bottles, shampoo bottles, washing up liquid bottles, bleach bottles and milk bottles (please rinse and squash) Hard plastic e.g. toys, beakers etc., plastic film, black bags, cling film, food wrapping. No carrier bags or polystyrene foam packaging

Find out more about what goes into your communal blue lid bin.

Find out more about what goes into your clear recycling sacks.


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Green  waste - green bin

Please place all green waste loose (not bagged) in your green bin

Material

Yes

No

Garden waste Grass cuttings, hedge clippings, dead plants, weeds, cut flowers, shrub prunings, bark leaves, small twigs and branches Stone, concrete, timber or builder's waste, glass, plastic, metal, paper, cardboard, plant pots, soil, turf, household rubbish and food waste

 

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Refuse - black bin

Please bag all refuse in your black lid bin to reduce smells and keep your bin clean
Material Yes< No
Household waste Domestic household waste that cannot be recycled Recycling, rubble or bricks, vehicle parts, items which may make the bin too heavy
Non-recyclables Plastic film, black bags, cling film, food wrapping, polystyrene foam packaging, hard plastic Items that may make the bin too heavy
Food waste All types of food waste