Blue bin

What you can put in your blue bin

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There's no need to squash containers, but it could help save space in your bin.


  • 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)


  • e.g. Tetra Pak

Plastic food and drink packaging

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

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