Grey bin guide
Your grey bin is for recycling.
Items should be loose - don't bag them. Please make sure bottles, tins, cans and containers and empty and clean before you put them in your bin.
Please do not overfill you bin or cram the rubbish in - this makes it difficult to empty the bin properly. Your bin lid should be closed flat.
We'll only collect waste that's inside the bin - no waste left by your bin will be collected.
Check our A to Z waste recycling guide if you're not sure which bin to put a particular item in.
Items that can go in your grey bin:
- paper - newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, shredded paper and wrapping
- mixed glass and jars - all coloured and clear glass, including the lid
- telephone directories and catalogues
- cardboard - cereal boxes, food boxes and cardboard packaging
- cartons - all drinks cartons, including tetra packs
- food tins and drinks cans
- large metal tins - biscuit and sweet tins
- aerosols - empty household spray cans
- foil - including take away trays (must be clean)
- plastic packaging (no black plastic) - yoghurt pots, bottles, food trays, butter and ice cream tubs, bags and film, rigid packaging from electrical goods
If you have blue bags instead of a grey bin, all the same items that can go in a grey bin can be put in your blue bags.
Your bin must be put out for collection at your property boundary by 7am on your collection day.
You must move your bin back to its usual storage place by the end of the collection day, as it may obstruct the road and look untidy.
Request an extra grey bin
If you produce a lot of recycling, you can request an extra grey bin through MyAccount.