Bin - Blue lid (glass, cans, cardboard, paper, plastics)

We'll take additional material if placed at the side of your recycling bin providing it is easily identified as recycling material and is suitably contained. Use transparent containers (such as stacker boxes) rather than black bags so that the content can be easily identified. Alternatively blue bags can be provided for additional recycling. Please ensure any excess card, paper, magazines etc are separated from other excess recycling, ie glass, plastic bottles and containers, cans, beverage cartons, aerosols and foil trays.  

Dry recycling is the material that goes in the 240 litre blue-lid bin and is collected fortnightly. Your bin should be put out at the edge of your property by 7am on the day of collection.

If your property doesn't have wheeled bins, recyclable materials are collected in the blue box and blue bags.

What can I recycle?

Body of bin

  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
    (green, brown, clear and blue glass - please remove caps, tops, lids and corks)
  • food and drinks cans
  • aerosols
  • aluminium trays/foil trays
  • plastic bottles including plastic caps (no trigger sprays)
  • plastic containers
  • beverage cartons

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  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • postal advertising
  • white and brown envelopes
  • paper (including shredded paper)
  • telephone directories (including yellow pages)
  • cardboard

Please flatten and where possible remove all staples and packaging tape. Please remove all polystyrene and bubble wrap. Pieces of cardboard that will not fit in the bin can be flattened and placed next to the bin for collection. Large cardboard boxes should be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces to fit the recycling compartment of our trucks.

Broken/missing bin

If your blue lidded bin is broken or has gone missing please visit our 'order a new/replacement container' web page for further information on how to request a replacement.

Help putting your bin out

If you are unable to put your blue-lid bin at the edge of your property and there is no-one else in your household over 16 years old who can do so you can apply for an assisted collection, and the refuse collectors will collect and return your bin from the storage point. 

New properties 

There is a charge of £21.70 for a 140 litre / £27.00 for a 240 litre grey wheeled bin (general household waste) for new properties. 

A 240 litre green lidded wheeled bin for garden waste, a blue lidded bin for recycling, a kitchen and kerbside caddy for food waste are provided free of charge when payment is made for the grey bin.

Please complete our online form to order and pay for your bins and to arrange to start collections from your property.