Grey Recycling Bin
Your GREY recycling bin should be only used for the following items:
- Mixed Glass & Jars - all coloured & clear glass; tops & lids as well
- Paper - Newspapers, Magazines, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Shredded Paper & Wrapping
- Telephone Directories - Directories & Catalogues
- Cardboard - Cereal Boxes, Food Boxes, Cardboard Packaging etc
- Cartons - All Drink Cartons Including Tetra Paks
- Large Tins - Biscuit & Sweet Tins
- Aerosols - Empty Household Spray Cans
- Foil - Including Take Away Trays (Must Be Clean)
- Small Household Batteries
- Household Plastic Packaging - Yoghurt Pots, Bottles, Butter & Margering Tubs, Food Trays, Ice Cream Tubs, Bags & Film, Ridgid Packaging From Electrical Goods, Easter Eggs, Sweets etc
You do not need to sort your items to place them in the recycling bin, we'll do that for you. Simply put all of the above items into the bin loose, but do wash out plastic bottles and tins/cans.
Residents who produce a lot of recycling can apply for a free of charge additional grey bin. Please contact Customer Services for further details.
Blue Recycling Bags
Some properties have a blue bag collection of recyclables instead of a grey bin. Exactly the same items can be put into the blue bags as the grey bin.
In short, if it's not listed above, then it should NOT be in the grey bin otherwise your bin will not be emptied.
Items that can not be put into the grey bin include:
- Pyrex, Sheet Glass, Mirrors & Milk Bottles
- Any items contaminated with food
- Animal waste & bedding
- Paint tins
- Gas bottles
- Rechargable batteries
- Car batteries
- BLACK packaging
- Crisp bags, cake & biscuit wrappers, buckets & bowls, bubble wrap, polystyrene packaging, disposable cutlery, toys, CD's/DVD's and videos.
However, many of these items can be taken to your nearest recycling site.
What happens to your recycling?
We recognise that you may be interested in finding out what happens to the recycling you put in your grey bin. You can now view a grey bin factsheet (pdf) which explains all.