Recycling and waste changes: What goes where?

Find out what you can recycle and which container to use from June 2024.


See also: Information packs.

Trolibocs
(top box with blue lid)

Trolibocs

Paper including:

  • Letters
  • Envelopes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Printed paper

Small electrical items

As part of your new kerbside collection service, we will also collect your small electrical items (such as toasters and electric shavers) every week. Please place your small electrical items loosely on top of your Trolibocs for collection (or loosely on top of one of your reusable bags for households on the bag service).

Find out more about our small electrical items collections service.

Trolibocs
(middle box with red flap)

Trolibocs

Mixed metals, plastics and cartons, including:

  • Metal cans, tins, empty aerosols and clean foil
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Food and drink cartons, such as Tetra Pak
  • Metal lids from glass bottles and jars

Trolibocs
(bottom box with green flap)

Trolibocs

Glass bottles and jars (no tops or lids).

Blue reusable bag

Blue reusable bag

Cardboard, including:

  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard sleeves for food packaging (ready-meals and multipacks)
  • Egg boxes
  • Toilet / kitchen roll tubes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Wrapping paper (but not foil wrapping paper)
  • Greeting cards (without badges, bows, foil, glitter or ribbons)

Orange caddy
(plus a smaller silver caddy for use indoors)

Orange Caddy and Silver Caddy

Food waste including:

  • Used teabags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Raw and cooked meat and fish, including bones
  • Plate scrapings or leftovers that can’t be safely stored to eat later
  • Food that’s no longer safe to eat

From 2023 onwards, new or replacement food caddies will be black or grey with an orange lid.

240-litre blue or black wheelie bin

240-litre blue or black wheelie bin

Non-recyclable waste.

Household waste that cannot be recycled or composted through the standard Council kerbside services.

All households on the wheelie bin service will use a 240-litre bin for their non-recyclable waste collections.

If you currently have a 140/180-litre black wheelie bin and a larger 240-litre blue wheelie bin:

  • Please use your larger 240-litre blue wheelie bin for your non-recyclable waste.
  • We will collect your empty 140/180-litre black wheelie bin between Monday 3 June and Friday 2 August 2024.

If you currently have a 240-litre black wheelie bin and a 240-litre blue wheelie bin:

  • Please use your use the 240-litre wheelie bin that's in the best condition for your non-recyclable waste.
  • We will collect your other empty 240-litre wheelie bin between Monday 3 June and Friday 2 August 2024.

Households on the wheelie bin service without a 240-litre wheelie bin will be provided with one.

Find out more about the changes to non-recyclable waste collections.

Pink battery clip

Pink Battery Clip

Used household batteries.

(AAA, AA, B, C, D, DD and 9V batteries.)

Please attach the pink battery clip to your Trolibocs.

Find out more about new weekly collections for your used household batteries.

Black caddy
(with purple lid)

Black Caddy (AHP Collections)

Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP), including:

  • Nappies, nappy bags and wipes
  • Disposable bed pans and liners
  • Incontinence pads
  • Bed and chair pads
  • Colostomy and stoma bags
  • Catheter bags and urine bottles
  • Plastic gloves and disposable aprons

Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) collections are an optional service. Registration is required.

White single-use sack

White single-use sack

Textile collections, including:

  • Clean clothing
  • Shoes

Textile collections are an optional service. Our partner Co-Options Social Enterprises will provide a 4-weekly collection of textiles presented in the white sack provided.

Textile collections.

Dark blue reusable bag

Dark blue reusable bag

Paper including:

  • Letters
  • Envelopes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Printed paper

Red reusable bag

Red reusable bag

Mixed metals, plastics and cartons, including:

  • Metal cans, tins, empty aerosols and clean foil
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Food and drink cartons, such as Tetra Pak
  • Metal lids from glass bottles and jars

Turquoise reusable bag

Turquoise reusable bag

Glass bottles and jars (no tops or lids).

Blue reusable bag

Blue reusable bag

Cardboard, including:

  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard sleeves for food packaging (ready-meals and multipacks)
  • Egg boxes
  • Toilet / kitchen roll tubes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Wrapping paper (but not foil wrapping paper)
  • Greeting cards (without badges, bows, foil, glitter or ribbons)

Orange caddy
(plus a smaller silver caddy for use indoors)

Orange Caddy and Silver Caddy

Food waste including:

  • Used teabags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Raw and cooked meat and fish, including bones
  • Plate scrapings or leftovers that can’t be safely stored to eat later
  • Food that’s no longer safe to eat

From 2023 onwards, new or replacement food caddies will be black or grey with an orange lid.

Black reusable bag (containing up to 1 full, single-use pink sack)

Black reusable bag (containing up to 1 full, single-use pink sack)

Non-recyclable waste.

Household waste that cannot be recycled or composted through the standard Council kerbside services.

Please put your non-recyclable waste in the single-use pink sacks provided. (A roll of pink sacks will be supplied). You can put up to 1 full, single-use pink sack of non-recyclable waste inside your new black reusable bag for your weekly collection.

Find out more about the changes to non-recyclable waste collections.

Single-use plastic bag

Single-use plastic bag

Used household batteries.

(AAA, AA, B, C, D, DD and 9V batteries.)

Find out more about new weekly collections for your used household batteries.

Black caddy
(with purple lid)

Black Caddy (AHP Collections)

Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP), including:

  • Nappies, nappy bags and wipes
  • Disposable bed pans and liners
  • Incontinence pads
  • Bed and chair pads
  • Colostomy and stoma bags
  • Catheter bags and urine bottles
  • Plastic gloves and disposable aprons

Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) collections are an optional service. Registration is required.

White single-use sack

White single-use sack

Textile collections, including:

  • Clean clothing
  • Shoes

Textile collections are an optional service. Our partner Co-Options Social Enterprises will provide a 4-weekly collection of textiles presented in the white sack provided.

Textile collections.

Black 4-wheeled bin (dark blue lid)

Black 4-wheeled bin (dark blue lid)

Paper including:

  • Letters
  • Envelopes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Printed paper

Black 4-wheeled bin (red lid)

Communal Bin (Black with Red Lid)

Mixed metals, plastics and cartons, including:

  • Metal cans, tins, empty aerosols and clean foil
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Food and drink cartons, such as Tetra Pak
  • Metal lids from glass bottles and jars

Black 4-wheeled bin (green lid)

Black 4-wheeled bin (green lid)

Glass bottles and jars (no tops or lids).

Blue 4-wheeled bin

Blue 4-wheeled bin

Cardboard, including:

  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard sleeves for food packaging (ready-meals and multipacks)
  • Egg boxes
  • Toilet / kitchen roll tubes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Wrapping paper (but not foil wrapping paper)
  • Greeting cards (without badges, bows, foil, glitter or ribbons)

Brown wheelie bin

Brown Wheelie Bin

Food waste including:

  • Used teabags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Raw and cooked meat and fish, including bones
  • Plate scrapings or leftovers that can’t be safely stored to eat later
  • Food that’s no longer safe to eat

Black 4-wheeled bin (black lid)

Communal Bin (Black with Black Lid)

Non-recyclable waste.

Household waste that cannot be recycled or composted through the standard Council kerbside services.

Black caddy
(with purple lid)

Black Caddy (AHP Collections)

Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP), including:

  • Nappies, nappy bags and wipes
  • Disposable bed pans and liners
  • Incontinence pads
  • Bed and chair pads
  • Colostomy and stoma bags
  • Catheter bags and urine bottles
  • Plastic gloves and disposable aprons

Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) collections are an optional service. Registration is required.

White single-use sack

White single-use sack

Textile collections, including:

  • Clean clothing
  • Shoes

Textile collections are an optional service. Our partner Co-Options Social Enterprises will provide a 4-weekly collection of textiles presented in the white sack provided.

Textile collections.