Bins and Recycling - What to put in your Bin

You can use this service to find out how you should dispose of a number of household and garden items in your black, brown or green bins

Which bin is for what waste?

Black bin- Refuse is for household waste only (no electricals),
Brown bin- Recycling is for dry and clean plastic, cardboard, glass, metal cans and drinks containers.
Green bin-  Garden waste only, including grass cuttings, leave, trimmings, weeds and flowers

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Before you Start 

This service covers which items should be:

  • placed in your black household waste bin
  • placed in your brown recycling bin
  • placed in your green garden waste bin
  • taken to the nearest Household Recycling Centre (Great Northern Terrace tip)

You can leave additional recycling next to your brown recycling bin in clear or white plastic bags, the collection crew must be able to clearly see that the additional waste is recyclable.

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