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Blue recycling bin

There are two parts to your recycling bin

The main body of the bin and the inner black box

Different recyclable items should be places in separate parts of the bins.

In the main body of the bin

  • All white, grey and brown cardboard - such as cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes and ready meal boxes
  • Food and drink cartons - such as empty juice and milk cartons and food cartons
  • Household plastic packaging - all plastic bottles and plastic food packaging such as yoghurt pots
  • Empty food tins, foil, drink cans and aerosols - such as foil pie tins, baby milk formula tins, pet food tins and pop cans
  • Glass bottles and jars - such as jam jars, perfume bottles and coffee jars

In the black box:

  • Paper including newspapers, magazines, junk mail, telephone directories, catalogues, envelopes, printed paper, greeting cards without glitter and loose shredded paper.

What you can NOT 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, electrical plugs and CD or DVD cases
  • Glittery cards and other glittery items
  • Styrofoam or Polystyrene packaging.
  • Wrapping paper

Please do not place recyclable items into a plastic bag then into your blue bin as plastic bags cannot be recycled.

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