What goes into my bins and boxes?

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2. Black recycling box

Black recycling box

Your black recycling box is collected weekly. Please place the box on the kerbside outside your home on your collection day.

What can I put in my black recycling box?

Yes please

  • plastic bottles including lids (eg. drinks, detergent and shampoo bottles) 
  • plastic pots (eg. yoghurt pots)
  • plastic tubs (eg. ice cream tubs and margarine tubs)
  • plastic trays (eg. ready meal trays, fruit trays and meat trays) 
  • food cans
  • drinks cans
  • metal lids from jars and cans 
  • biscuit and sweet tins  
  • empty deodorant aerosols
  • empty household aerosols
  • foil containers - eg. ready meals, pie and quiche cases, take away trays and pet food trays
  • foil lids - eg. yoghurt and cream tubs, instant noodles
  • confectionary foil - some chocolate bars are wrapped in foil
  • kitchen foil

No thanks

  • plastic film
  • plastic wrapping
  • plastic bags
  • plastic toys
  • plastic plant pots
  • cartons
  • other metals
  • full aerosols
  • paint tins
  • black plastic
  • crisp packets
  • drink, baby food and pet food pouches
  • 'foil' wrapping paper

Please note

  • please rinse plastic packaging and tins before recycling
  • please squash and stack your packaging where possible to prevent the contents of your box overflowing