Please help us to recycle more by putting the following items into your blue bin.

Paper products including:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Brochures
  • Leaflets
  • Paperback books
  • Soft-backed catalogues
  • Envelopes including window envelopes
  • Unwanted mail (no cellophane)
  • Telephone directories (including Yellow Pages)
  • Office paper
  • Copier, fax and note paper.

Cardboard and cartons including:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Ready meal sleeves (no food trays)
  • Cardboard egg boxes (no polystyrene types)
  • Food and drink cartons e.g. fruit juice cartons, soup, milk or custard cartons
  • Toothpaste boxes
  • Insides of kitchen rolls and toilet rolls
  • Cardboard packaging (no polystyrene or other plastic packaging)
  • Boxes from toys, games and household goods (no plastic packaging).

Plastic bottles (clear and coloured) including:

  • Fizzy drinks - Coca-Cola, Irn-Bru, etc.
  • Water - Highland Spring, Evian, etc.
  • Beer, lager or cider (no liquids)
  • Detergent - Persil, Bold, etc.
  • Household cleaners - Mr Muscle, Domestos, etc.
  • Fabric softener - Comfort, Lenor, etc.
  • Washing up liquid - Fairy, etc.
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Liquid hand wash
  • Cosmetics.

Please remember to remove all lids from plastic bottles, labels do not need to be removed.

Plastic tubs including:

  • Yoghurt pots
  • Butter/margarine tubs
  • Clear plastic fruit tubs

All tubs need to be rinsed out to remove all food residue

Aluminium drinks cans and foil including:

  • Fizzy drinks cans - Coca-Cola, Irn-Bru, etc.
  • Beer cans - Tennents, Guinness, etc.
  • Cider cans - Woodpecker, Strongbow, etc.
  • Aerosol cans - Hairspray, Deodorant, etc.
  • Clean Aluminium foil pie cases
  • Clean Aluminium foil cake cases
  • Clean Aluminium fast food trays
  • Clean tin foil
  • Metal lids

Steel food tins including:

  • Soup tins
  • Baked bean tins
  • Vegetable tins - Tomatoes, mixed veg, etc.
  • Fish tins - Tuna, salmon, etc.
  • Meat tins - Corned beef, Fray Bentos, etc.
  • Pet food tins
  • Baby food tins
  • Biscuit tins

Please rinse any food or drink from bottles, cans and tins to reduce any contamination.

Please do NOT place into your blue bin:

  • Glass
  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic film and black plastic food trays
  • Polystyrene or other plastic packaging material
  • Paint tins
  • Foil wrapping paper
  • Hard backs from catalogues or books (inner pages can be recycled)
  • Photographs
  • Paper/kitchen towels
  • Cardboard contaminated with food e.g. Pizza take-away boxes.