Mixed recycling bin

Mixed recycling collections are restarting from 20 April. Please download your temporary collection calendar or read our FAQs


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.

  • No excess waste/recycling can be left on the street next to the bin.
  • All waste/recycling 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.

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 (such as tetra paks), 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
  • Photographs and photography paper


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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