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What you can put in your bins

Please view Council's Recycling and Waste Guide 2019-2020 for full details on getting rid of house waste.

Recycling bin

Put these in your recycling bin

Please empty contents such as food and drinks before recycling.

  • hard plastics
    • bottles and containers
    • meat trays
    • strawberry punnets
    • plastic toys (batteries removed)
  • milk and juice containers
  • glass bottles and jars
  • paper and cardboard, including egg cartons, newspapers and food packaging
  • aluminium and steel
    • aerosols
    • cans
    • wrap/foil and baking trays
    • pots and pans (no glass lids)
    • tins

Don't put these in your recycling bin

Bagged domestic waste or recycling in a plastic bag.

  • clothing, shoes and fabric
  • soft plastics - items that can be scrunched into a ball
    • food packaging
    • cling wrap
    • plastic bags
  • electrical waste, including mobile phones and anything with a power cord or battery
  • rubber and latex
  • timber
  • foam or polystyrene
  • ceramics or glassware
  • Shredded paper

Rubbish bin

These can go in your garbage bin

  • nappies
  • general household waste
  • clothing that can't be donated to a charity
  • broken glass and ceramics

All items must be bagged when put in your rubbish bin.

Don't put these in your garbage bin

  • anything that you can put in your recycling bin
  • anything that you can put in your garden waste bin
  • paint
  • hazardous materials

Garden waste bin

Put these in your garden waste bin

  • grass clippings
  • weeds
  • garden prunings
  • flowers
  • small branches (up to 75cm in length and 7.5cm in diameter)

Don't put these in your garden waste bin

  • general household waste
  • soil or stones
  • timber
  • building or renovation materials

How else to dispose of waste

If you have items that won't go into one of your household bins, find out where else you can dispose of them. You can also find tips on how to reduce your waste for the future.

Misusing your bins

If you continue to misuse your recycling or garden waste bins, we may remove them for up to 6 months. We will give you adequate warning on what the issue is and how you can fix it. If you fail to rectify the issue, we will confiscate your bin.

If your bin is confiscated, you must contact us to get it back.