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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

NoPlease 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, and it is collected every 4 weeks

  • Please put the glass straight into the bin, not into bags or liners
  • You can also put metals lids or caps back onto the bottles and into your grey bin, and there is no need to remove labels


  • 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

NoPlease don't include:

  • pyrex and ceramics
  • plates and cups
  • window pane glass
  • drinking glasses
  • spectacles
  • light bulbs
  • mirrors
  • corks or plastic lids

Please don’t, under any circumstances, put potentially flammable items in your household wheelie bins.

  • Batteries: these can be recycled safely at shops selling batteries or at our civic amenity sites.
  • Marine flares: please contact your nearest marina who will be able to advise you on the correct disposal route.