What goes in my bins?

Recycling and waste changes

From Monday 3 June 2024, we are introducing changes to recycling and waste collections, including new containers and weekly collections for your recyclable materials.

Grey wheelie bin / pink sack

Any domestic waste that cannot be recycled should go in your grey wheelie bin or pink sack.

Please do not leave other bags for collection as they will not be taken. Building rubble, bricks, tiles and soil are not classed as domestic waste. Please see the recycling and waste disposal page for information on how to dispose of these.

Green wheelie bin / green dumpy bag

The following garden waste goes in your green wheelie bin or green dumpy bag:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Garden prunings
  • Branches and twigs
  • Leaves
  • Bark
  • Flowers
  • Bark wood
  • Plants

We will not collect green dumpy bags or empty green bins which contain: Soil, general household rubbish or food products.

Blue wheelie bin / blue dumpy bag

If you have a blue bin or blue dumpy bag, you can use it for recycling the following items:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Beverage cartons e.g. Tetra Paks
  • Glass Bottles & jars
  • Plastic Bottles & containers
  • Tins, cans & aerosols

Please wash out and squash or flatten if possible. We will not empty blue bins or blue dumpy bags which contain: plastic bags / wraps, food products, garden waste, window glass, Pyrex glass or ceramics e.g. casserole dishes, wine glasses, polystyrene etc.

Blue bin collection (PDF, 2.5MB)

Orange food waste caddy

Your food waste goes into the orange food waste caddy ready for its weekly collection. A smaller kitchen caddy is provided for you to collect food waste each day and transfer to the orange food waste container when convenient. Reducing or recycling your food waste could save you money.

How to reduce or recycle your food waste (PDF, 525KB)

The following food waste can go into the orange caddy:

  • Baked products i.e. cakes, cereals, biscuits, bread crusts, mouldy bread, canned/packed products (e.g.nuts, pulses or seeds)
  • Vegetable waste i.e. peelings / rotten veg
  • Tea bags / coffee grounds
  • Leftovers
  • Fruit waste i.e skins, cores, peels.
  • Meat waste
  • Dairy waste i.e. egg shells

Please remove food from its packaging before disposing it in the caddy. Only liners supplied by Denbighshire County Council can be used for the kitchen caddies, if any other liner is used your food waste will not be collected.

Food waste (PDF, 752KB)

White sacks

Properties not suitable for wheelie bins, or within rural communities are able to recycle tins, cans, glass bottles, cardboard and paper with the white recycling sack scheme. 

You can use the white sack to recycle the following items;

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Tetrapaks
  • Plastic Bottles & containers
  • Glass Bottles & jars
  • Tins, Cans & aerosols

We will not collect white sacks which contain: garden waste, food / liquids, plastic Wrap e.g. cellophane, crisp packets, carrier bags, nappies, hoover dust or textiles.

Related documents

Recycling collection (PDF, 719KB)