What not to put in your bin
Items that should not be placed in your bin are:
- Clinical waste such as needles or syringes.
- DIY waste such as bricks and plaster.
- Broken glass (unless thoroughly wrapped to eliminate any risk of injury to collection staff).
- Batteries: Some present a significant fire risk and all should be recycled.
- Bulky waste such as furniture and large electricals.
- Household chemicals such as household or garden chemicals.
- Liquid waste such as paint or oil.
- Japanese knotweed: Due to the invasive nature of this plant the movement and disposal of it is restricted by law.
- Use your recycling sack or orange-lidded bank to recycle paper, card, cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays and food/drink cartons.
- Please recycle other materials such as old clothes, toner cartridges, fluorescent tubes, motor oil and electrical appliances using public recycling banks or local Household Waste and Recycling Centres.
- Items in good working order can be reused or donated - find your nearest charity shop.
- Dead animals. We do not collect dead animals from private property. You can:
Recycling A to Z
If you're not sure what to do with an item check our Recycling A to Z which gives advice and suggestions of what to do with your waste.