Red lid bin - Recycling

Your red lidded bin is for dry recycling and is emptied fortnightly.

Time and Place

On your collection day please put your bin out at the edge of your property by 6:30am, if you live in a flat please use your communal bin and we will collect from the communal bin store.

Find out your red lidded bin collection dates.

What you can recycle (loose - no bags please):

  • Food tins and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles (for example pop bottles, milk bottles, shampoo bottles and spray cleaner bottles)
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays (for example margarine tubs, yogurt pots and fruit punnets. Including black plastic)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aerosols
  • Foil, including foil trays
  • Paper (including junk mail, newspapers and magazines NOT shredded paper)
  • Cardboard boxes (please break down boxes and large pieces of card into manageable pieces 2ft x 2ft)
  • Card (including toilet roll tubes, cereal boxes etc.)
  • Greetings cards without glitter or embellishment
  • Books, soft and hard back

For more information about recycling symbols on packaging visit the Recycle Now website.

What you can't put in your red-lidded bin:

  • Plastic bags and film 
  • Tissues, wipes, cloths, gloves and masks
  • Polystyrene
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Nappies
  • Clothing and bedding
  • Food waste
  • Garden waste
  • Wood
  • Cookware such as pots, pans, Pyrex and drinking glasses
  • Hard plastics, such as toys, furniture and coat hangers
  • Plant pots
  • Shredded paper - you can put this in a home composting bin, use it for small animal bedding or only shred the sensitive parts (usually the top third) and recycle the rest

Side waste

We are currently unable to collect additional recycling. This includes cardboard which much be broken down into manageable 2ft x 2ft pieces and placed inside the red lidded bin.

Missed bin

Report a missed bin

Extra bin for large families

If you are always over filling your bins you can apply for extra capacity.

Missing or damaged bin

You can order a replacement bin or ask for a repair.

Collection of a spare bin

You can request the collection of a spare bin.

Severe Weather

Why we sometimes have difficulty collecting bins in snow and ice