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What you can put in the bin:

  • Tissue paper or wall paper
  • Textiles - old clothes, tea towels and towels
  • Nappies
  • Plastic films - such as cling film, bread wrappers, crisp packets, biscuit wrappers, vegetable wrappings and magazine wrappings
  • Hard plastic - such as toys, kitchenware and CD or DVD cases
  • Wrapping paper and glittery cards and other glittery items
  • Polystyrene
  • Medical waste - non-infectious medical waste such as nappies and incontinence pads, dressings and related packaging
  • Light bulbs wrapped in paper. Alternatively they can be taken to a recycling centre to be recycled.

What you can NOT put in the bin:

  • Any type of batteries - they can cause fires. You can take them to battery collection points in most supermarkets and many high steets, find out which local shops they are by visiting Recyclenow.
    You can also dispose of batteries at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in the dedicated battery recycling bins, they should not be put in the general waste skip. Ask a site attendant if you're not sure
  • Small electrical items containing batteries - they can cause fires. Take these to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre and put them in the correct containers, they should not be placed in the general waste skip. Ask a site attendant if you're not sure
  • Hazardous waste - such as poison and chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Electrical items - such as electrical plug, microwaves, irons and toasters
  • Gas bottles
  • Motor vehicle parts
  • Brick/rubble
  • Soil or large branches
  • Commercial waste
  • Infectious and other clinical waste like used needles  - seek advice from your nurse practitioner on their disposal

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