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What goes into my bins and boxes?

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2. Black recycling box

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

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
  • once squashed, you can put your lids back on your plastic bottles to prevent them getting lost when collected and sorted