What can I put in my Black Bin?
Black Recycling Bin
Please see the information below for a trouble free collection, placing the wrong items in your black bin means your bin will be rejected and not collected until the items are removed.
We will collect extra recycling if left out next to your black bin in a clear plastic bag.
Want to see where your recycling goes? Please watch thevideo to see what happens when it gets there.
Yes please to:
|Newspapers||Bottles (including lids)||Bottles||Steel cans|
|Junk mail||Pots (i.e. yogurt pots)||Jars (including lids)||Aluminium cans|
|Cardboard boxes||Trays||Foil trays|
|Cardboard egg boxes|
No thanks to:
- Plastic bags
- Cling film
- Tissues or kitchen roll
- Dirty or greasy paper
- Crisp packets
- Soft Plastics (for example toys)
- Clothes & textiles
- Plant Pots
- Black food trays
- Hard Plastic - kitchenware, electrical plugs, stationery
Make sure it's clean, dry and don't bag it
It's important to keep your recycled items dry and your bin lid closed. No wet paper or cardboard should go in the bin and you should empty all cans and bottles before recycling.
If your recycling gets wet, the paper and cardboard will stick to any glass items. This means we cannot recycle these items anymore.
Wet paper and cardboard can also stick to the machinery and clog up the system at the recycling plant. Therefore, we cannot remove wet cardboard placed next to your bin either.
Putting the right stuff in the right bin is important. The wrong stuff is called contamination and when contaminated loads of recycling are found, it can potentially result in the whole lorry full being sent for disposable instead of recycling.
For information on what you can and can't put in your Green household waste bin see our pageWhat can I put in my Green Bin?
Last updated: 04/06/2021 07:31:25