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We will empty your blue recycling bin once every three weeks on your collection day

You can request a blue bin if you do not have one, or you need an extra bin because you regularly have extra recycling after squashing and flattening your items. 

What you can put in your blue bin

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles
  • Aluminium or steel food containers or trays
  • Aluminium or steel drink cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Clean aluminium foil

What you can't put in your blue bin

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic yogurt pots
  • Plastic margarine containers
  • Plastic food trays
  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic coat hangers
  • Plastic storage crates.

The only type of plastic you can put in your blue bin is any type of plastic bottle.

Before items are placed in your blue bin, we ask that items:

  • are washed or rinsed
  • are squashed or crushed to make more space in your bin.

Blue bin leaflet

Do not put batteries or mobile phones in any of your bins

Batteries and mobile phones should always be recycled appropriately as they contain hazardous materials and are a fire risk if disposed of incorrectly. Visit Recycle Now to find a recycling point for batteries or mobile phones.