Blue bin

Blue recycling binYour blue bin is for collecting mixed recycling. Leave it at the kerbside by 07:00 on your collection day.

  • What you can put in your blue bin
  • What doesn't go in your blue bin
  • A-Z of recycling in Midlothian
  • Place all items directly in your bin - don't use plastic bags or bin liners.
  • Rinse food and drink packaging to remove food or drink residue.
  • Remove film lids or food tray liners from plastic trays or pots (put these in your grey bin).
  • Ensure aerosol cans are empty before recycling.
  • Remove plastic wrapping from junk mail or magazines (plastic film goes in your grey bin).
  • Flatten cardboard boxes and squash plastic bottles to save space (you can replace plastic bottle lids).
  • Don't put containers inside each other. For example: don't put plastic bottles inside cardboard boxes, or yoghurt pots inside food cans.
  • Try to keep cardboard and paper dry.
  • Ensure that all your waste fits securely into your blue bin and the lid is closed.
  • We will not collect extra material put beside the bin.
  • We collect your blue bin every fortnight.

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