It’s important to make sure you are putting the right things in your bin, so we have put together the below list of what you can (and can’t) put in your black refuse bin.

What can be put in my refuse bin?

  • Plastic packaging (e.g. food pots, tubs and trays)
  • Plastic bags, film and wrapping
  • Food waste
  • Disposable nappies
  • Non-infectious medical and sanitary waste
  • Pet waste
  • Polystyrene
  • Bottle tops
  • Shredded paper
  • Tetra Paks/cartons

What can't be put in my refuse bin?

  • Heavy building waste (e.g. bricks, rubble, hard-core and soil)
  • Garden waste
  • Infectious medical waste
  • Clinical waste (e.g. syringes)
  • Hot ashes
  • Hazardous waste (e.g. paint, chemicals, gas bottles, industrial oils)
  • Commercial waste
  • Wood

Extra bins

Collection teams will only collect one black bin from each household unless an extra bin has been authorised. All waste should fit inside the black bin with the lid closed to prevent any spillages.

We will not collect extra waste left next to, (or on top of ) the bin.

A family of five or more people permanently residing in the property or people with specific medical needs may be eligible for an additional bin.