What goes in your household bins

General waste bin

Your green-top bin is for non-recyclable household waste only. Please try to recycle as much as you can. More information and tips to recycle more can be found on our Recycling pages.

The most common items in the general waste bin are:

  • Cooked food waste
  • Nappies
  • Dog waste
  • Non-recyclable packaging
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Please do not leave excess (side) waste next to your bin as this will not be collected.

We do not currently recycle food waste, but peelings and egg shells can be composted. Get a discounted compost bin.

Please do not put the following in your household waste bin. Use the links below to find out more information on responsible disposal of these items: