Your new recycling collection service

What can I recycle in my blue bin?

Your blue wheeled bin is for the collection of:


  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • Brochures and catalogues
  • Leaflets
  • Envelopes (including window envelopes)


  • Cereal boxes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Large brown cardboard boxes
  • Cardboard tubes

Foil and foil containers

Aerosol cans

Food tins and drink cans

  • Soft drink cans
  • Soup cans
  • Food cans eg baked bean tins
  • Large metal tins (such as empty biscuit and chocolate tins)

Cartons - e.g. Tetra Pak

Rigid plastic food and drink packaging

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic tubs, pots, trays and punnets

How to use your blue bin collection service

We need your help to ensure we collect good quality materials for recycling.

  • Rinse food and drink packaging to remove food or drink residue
  • Remove film lids or food tray liners from plastic trays or pots (place these in your grey bin)
  • Ensure foil and foil containers are not contaminated by food residue
  • Ensure aerosol cans are empty before recycling
  • Remove any plastic wrapping from junk mail or magazines (plastic film should go in your grey bin)
  • Flatten cardboard boxes and squash plastic bottles to save space (you can replace plastic bottle lids)
  • Place all items directly into your bin - do not use plastic bags
  • Do not put containers inside each other. For example: do not put plastic bottles inside cardboard boxes, or yoghurt pots inside food cans
  • Try to keep cardboard and paper dry