- Yes: glass bottles and jars - with lids removed.
- Larger lids (e.g. jam jars) should be unscrewed from glass jars and placed in your red recycle bin.
- Typically steel lids are lined with a very thin layer of plastic. Because of the high-temps used to recycle metal, it's burned off.
- No: window glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics/pottery, drinking glasses, or broken glass.
Put clean, unbroken glass jars and bottles in your blue bin.
- Bottle caps for beer or drinks that come in glass jars can be metal or aluminium. Test it by using a magnet, and separate them.
- Store steel caps inside of a steel can and aluminium caps inside of an aluminium one.
- Fill the can half way full with the caps, and then place the lid of the can on top of the caps. Then crimp the opening of the can ensuring the caps and lid can't escape. You can now recycle this in your kerbside bin.
Paper and cardboard
- Yes:newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, flattened cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, cartons, old phone books.
- No:plastic coated paper and card - for example, cardboard milk and juice containers.
Make sure card is folded so it is smaller than your recycle bin. All paper and card should be flattened and placed beside your recycle bin. You can tie it in a bundle, or put in a plastic bag.
Put paper to be collected in a separate small box or bag.
- Yes: all plastics marked '1' or '2' (except containers of motor oil, please see below). Maximum size of 4 litres for all plastic containers - larger ones cannot be collected at kerb side as they take up too much space in the truck. Plastic bottles need to be rinsed, squashed flat (if possible), remove the lids and put it in your rubbish.
- No: plastic bags.
Plastic bottles that contained motor oil, even if they are marked with a '1' or '2', as the oil contaminates the plastic and is difficult to clean off.
- Yes: aluminium drink cans, clean foil plates, steel food cans, empty aerosol containers.
Please squash cans flat to reduce volume.
If waste is unsuitable for kerbside collection i.e. bulky waste, green waste, hazardous waste or e-waste it can be dropped off at rubbish and recycling stations. Read more information on this page:
Rubbish and recycling stations