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What goes in my blue-lid recycling bin?

Most residents have a blue-lid bin for recycling, but some use clear sacks.

It's important that you put the right items out for collection. If your bin or sacks contain items which are not recyclable, we may not be able to recycle any of your waste.

Please remember that we will not collect any waste left beside your bin. You must be able to fit all of your waste inside the bin and close the lid. Find out more about how to put your bins out.

You should rinse and squash your items, then place them loose (not bagged) in your blue-lid bin or sack.

Items

Mixed glass bottles and jars

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Yes

Glass bottles and jars of all colours

No

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

Paper and cardboard

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Yes

Newspapers, magazines, paper, cardboard (folded flat), junk mail, brochures, envelopes and telephone directories including yellow pages

All types of cardboard including cereal boxes

No

Polystyrene foam packaging, used kitchen paper, baby/face/makeup wipes or nappies

Takeaway pizza boxes or any takeaway food containers or bags, even though they may be paper or cardboard

Cartons

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Yes

All cartons including soft drinks, fruit juice and soup (squash or fold flat)

No

Polystyrene

Food tins and drink cans

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Yes

All steel and aluminium food and drink cans, biscuit or sweet tins (rinse and squash where possible)

No

Cutlery or any other metal objects

Household plastic packaging

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Yes

Rigid plastic food containers like yoghurt pots and ice cream tubs

Plastic bottles like drinks bottles, shampoo bottles, washing up liquid bottles, bleach bottles, and milk bottles (rinse and squash)

No

Hard plastic like toys, beakers etc., plastic film, black bags, cling film, food wrapping

Carrier bags or polystyrene foam packaging