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recycling bin-brown bin
From 30 September 2019
Your brown recycling bin is for glass, plastics and cans.
Fortnightly collection: On recycling week (alternating with refuse week), together with your green box, food waste bin and batteries.

 

What can go in the bin?
Glass bottles & jars
Glass bottles & jars
(any colour)
Plastic bottles clear or coloured (eg cleaning product bottles)
Plastic bottles, clear or coloured (e.g. cleaning product bottles)
Food tins
Food tins
Plastic pots & tubs (eg butter/yoghurt/ice cream)
Plastic pots & tubs (e.g. butter/yoghurt/ice cream)
Plastic food trays & punnets, not black (eg meat/ready meals/fruit/veg)
Plastic food trays & punnets, not black (e.g. meat/ready meals/fruit/veg)
Sweet / biscuit tins
Sweet / biscuit tins
Aluminium foil / foil food trays
Aluminium foil / foil food trays
Cans
Cans
Aerosols (empty)
Aerosols (empty)
Please rinse items and place loose in the bin - no plastic bags.
What cannot go in the bin?
  • Plastic bags
  • Black plastic
  • Flower pots
  • Cling film or film lids from food packaging
  • Plastic egg boxes
  • Crisp and biscuit packets
  • Bread bags
  • Coat hangers
  • Paper or cardboard
  • Tetrapak cartons (e.g. juice, tomatoes and custard)
Check your collection dates calendar
What happens to the recycling?
The contents of your recycling bin are taken to a facility where the materials are separated and then sent on to reprocessors to make into new products.

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