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Christmas treeChanges to bin collections over Christmas and New Year

There will be some changes to bin collection dates over the festive period:

Check your festive bin arrangements here

Read our Questions and Answers about changes to your bin collections

Please put your bin out by 7am on your collection day


Green binYour green bin is for general rubbish

Your green bin is emptied every 3 weeks

Please use your green bin for all the general rubbish that we can't recycle


  • nappies
  • cling film, bubble wrap, or food contaminated plastics
  • non-recyclable plastics
  • polystyrene packing
  • items that can't be recycled

No Please don't include:

  • items that can be recycled
  • batteries and electrical equipment
  • rubble, soil, stone or bricks
  • bulky items

Green binYour blue bin is for paper, card, tins, cans and plastics

Your blue bin is emptied every 2 weeks

Your recycling bags are put inside your blue bin

Please recycle paper and cardboard, tins and cans, and plastics into 3 separate recycling bags, before tying them and placing them inside your blue bin for collection

bagsTo order more bags please call 01631 569160

What goes in your recycling bags?

Paper and cardboard bag


  • office and printer paper
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Telephone directories
  • Unwanted mail
  • Envelopes (without the windows)
  • books

Tins and cans bag


  • clean food tins and cans
  • empty aerosols
  • drinks cans
  • biscuit and sweet tins
  • clean foil containers (takeaway food etc)

Plastics bag


  • clean plastic drinks, detergents and cosmetic bottles
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Drinks cartons (e.g. Tetrapak)


Green binYour grey bin is for glass

Your grey bin in collected every 4 weeks
  • Please remove all caps and lids - there is no need to remove labels
  • Please put the glass straight into the bin, not into bags or liners


  • cooking sauce bottles
  • cooking oil bottles
  • wine bottles
  • beer bottles
  • soft drink bottles
  • coffee jars
  • food jars e.g pasta sauce, jam, baby food, pickles

No Please don't include:

  • pyrex and ceramics
  • plates and cups
  • window pane glass
  • drinking glasses
  • spectacles
  • light bulbs
  • lids and bottle tops
  • mirrors