Your brown recycling bin is for glass, plastics and cans.
✔ What can go in the bin?
Please rinse items and place loose in the bin, metal and plastic lids can go in the bin loose - no plastic bags.
✖ What cannot go in the bin?
- plastic bags
- black plastic
- flower pots
- cling film or film lids from food packaging
- plastic egg boxes
- crisp and biscuit packets
- bread bags
- coat hangers
- paper or cardboard
- Tetra Pak cartons (e.g. juice, tomatoes and custard)
- any other kind of glass (e.g. pyrex, drinking glasses, window glass)
What happens to the recycling?
The contents of your recycling bin are taken to a facility where the materials are separated and then sent on to reprocessors to make into new products.
Your questions about brown bins answered
Yes, if you can make use of two brown bins for glass, plastic and cans recycling you can keep them.
If you don't need two brown bins please let us know and we will collect one from you.
The paper recycling companies your recycling goes to won’t accept paper collected with glass because there is a possibility of glass fragments sticking to the paper. Also, if paper has food residue on it, it cannot be recycled.
By separating the paper and cardboard from other materials you are helping to make sure it is recycled.
If you don’t have room to store bins let us know and we can either provide smaller bins or hessian sacks for your recycling and garden waste.
Container sizes and capacity
|Container size||Height||Width||Depth||Average capacity|
|140L Wheeled bin||1,050mm||475mm||545mm||2-3 bags|
|240L Wheeled bin||1,063mm||477mm||713mm||3-4 bags|
|360L Wheeled bin||1,098mm||596mm||878mm||5-6 bags|
Smaller (140L) bins are available in both green and brown for single occupiers, couples or small families.
Larger (360L) green bins are available if you:
- Have six or more people living permanently at your address
- Have two or more babies using disposable nappies
- Have a medical condition which produces additional rubbish
If you ask for a larger (360L) bin, we may do a waste audit to make sure you need it.