Mixed recycling bin

Your mixed recycling bin must be out for collection by 7am on your scheduled day.

Your mixed recycling bin is for disposal of paper, card, metal, plastic and glass.

  • All waste must fit in the bin with the lid closed.
  • No excess waste can be left on the street next to the bin.
  • All waste should be put into the bin loose, not in plastic bags, as it will be sorted later.
  • Please rinse and flatten items as much as possible before putting them in your bin.
  • Remember to remove the bin from the kerbside as soon as is practical following collection.
  • If you are unable to put your bin out yourself, we may be able to offer assisted collections.

What you can recycle

You can put all of the following items in your mixed recycling bin. 

Paper and card

  • Envelopes (including windows)
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Leaflets
  • Office paper
  • Phone books
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Greetings cards
  • Wrapping paper (please remove any tape or bows)
  • Shredded paper (please keep it together in a paper bag or envelope)


  • Cereal boxes
  • Food and drink cartons, including lids and tops
  • Egg boxes
  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Cardboard boxes


  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins
  • Aerosol cans
  • Aluminium foil
  • Foil trays
  • Metal lids
  • Biscuit tins

Plastic containers

  • Food and fruit trays
  • Drinks bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Sauce bottles
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Handwash bottles
  • Cleaning product bottles
  • Plastic lids
  • Margarine tubs
  • Meat trays

Glass bottles and jars

  • Cooking sauce jars
  • Jam jars
  • Baby food jars
  • Juice bottles
  • Wine bottles
  • Beer bottles
  • Bottle and jar lids

What you can't recycle

Please do not put any of the following items in your mixed recycling bin:

  • Plastic bags or black bags
  • Plastic film and bubble wrap
  • Food or garden waste
  • Polystyrene or foam trays
  • Packaging which has food residue on it
  • Nappies
  • Drinking glasses or Pyrex

Additional mixed recycling bin

You can have up to two mixed recycling bins for your household. Extra recycling bins are provided free of charge. 

Additional waste

Please do not leave any extra waste or large items at the side of the bin because we will not be able to collect them. If you have excess waste or a large item that will not fit in the bin, you can:

Contact the Waste and Recycling team

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