A-Z: What goes in my bins

This page is an A-Z guide of what you can place in each of your bins and your blue paper box, to help you to keep recycling as much as possible.

 

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Aerosol cans Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Only empty aerosol cans can be recycled.
Asbestos For advice on asbestos please contact WasteAware  
Aluminium foil Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Scrunch any foil into a ball roughly the size of a tennis ball as smaller bits may get lost down the sides of the recycling machinery.
Ash (coal or wood - once cooled) Black Rubbish Bin  
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Baby/make-up wipes Black Rubbish Bin  
Bags (plastic) Black Rubbish Bin Reuse carrier bags on your next shopping trip. Alternatively, some supermarkets have a collection scheme for plastic bags.
Bark

Home Composting or Brown Organic Waste Bin

 
Batteries Household Waste Recycling Centre Some local supermarkets offer a collection scheme for used batteries.
Biodegradable packaging Black Rubbish Bin  
Biros Black Rubbish Bin Terracycle offer a recycling service for your used pens. Visit the website for more info and to find your closest drop-off point.
Biscuit/chocolate tins Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Black sacks Black Rubbish Bin  
Blister packs (for pills) Black Rubbish Bin  
Bones (meat or fish) Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Books (good quality) Charity Shops  
Books (beyond reuse) Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box - pages only (remove cover and spine)  
Bottles, glass - any colour (e.g. wine, beer, spirits) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Lids can be recycled. Labels can be left on, but any left over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Bottles, plastic Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Lids can be recycled.
Branches from trees (smaller than 3cm in diameter) Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Bread Brown Organic Waste Bin Bread can be kept in the freezer until you're ready for toast! Alternatively, you can blitz stale bread in a food processor to make breadcrumbs.
Brita water filter cartridges Black Rubbish Bin Some shops accept returned Brita filters to be recycled.
Bricks and rubble (non-trade only) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Brochures Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Brown paper and envelopes Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Bubble wrap Black Rubbish Bin Reuse bubble wrap when food shopping to protect delicate items. It will also help to keep items coolers for longer!
Buckets, old washing up bowls/tubs Household Waste Recycling Centre or Black Rubbish Bin  
Builders waste (non-trade only) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Butter tubs Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
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Candles Black Rubbish Bin  
Cans Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Left-over liquid or food residue can contaminate other recyclables so please empty your containers. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal boxes, delivery boxes) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Please flatten before recycling. Remove plastic inserts, polystyrene and tape from boxes.
Cardboard egg boxes Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Cardboard packets lined with metal (e.g. gravy granules, cocoa powder, Pringles tubes Black Rubbish Bin Terracycle offer a recycling service for some of these products. Visit the website for more information and to find your closest drop-off point.
Cardboard sandwich boxes (including the plastic window, if clean from residue) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Left-over food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. 
Cardboard sleeves (e.g. ready meal sleeves) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Cardboard tubes (e.g. from inside toilet rolls and kitchen roll) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Keep a recycling bin or bag in the bathroom to remind you to recycle your bottles and toilet roll tubes.
Carpet Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Carrier bags Black Rubbish Bin Reuse carrier bags on your next shopping trip. Alternatively, some supermarkets have a collection scheme for plastic bags.
Cartons (food and drink) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Card with food residue should be placed in the general rubbish bin.
Cat food pouches (with silver lining) Black Rubbish Bin Terracycle offer a recycling service for some of these products. Visit the website for more information and find your closest drop-off point.
Cat litter Black Rubbish Bin  
Catalogues Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Cassette tapes (plus cases) Remove all tape first and place in Black Bin - the plastic cassette case can then be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre  
CDs Black Rubbish Bin If still in good condition, why not donate unwanted CDs and DVDs to charity shops?
CD Cases (hard plastic) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Cellophane Black Rubbish Bin  
Ceramics Black Rubbish Bin  
Cereal Boxes Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Please flatten where possible, to take up less space.
Cereal packets - inner liners (plastic) Black Rubbish Bin  
Chewing gum Black Rubbish Bin  
Chocolate and biscuit tubs and trays Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Christmas cards Black Rubbish Bin Upcycle or reuse as gift tags.
Christmas trees (real) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Christmas trees (artificial) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Cigarette ends Black Rubbish Bins  
Cleaner and detergent bottles (e.g. bathroom cleaners, washing up liquid, bleach) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Check they are empty first as left-over liquid cab make other recyclables dirty. Lids and labels can be left on.
Cling film Black Rubbish Bin  
Clothes, textiles and shoes Donate to Charity Shop or Textiles Recycling Bank Have you considered holding a clothes swap with your friends or community group? WasteAware has advice and equipment available if you are looking for a cheap, easy and fun way to de-clutter and update your wardrobe.
Coat hangers (plastic or wire) Donate to Charity Shop or Household Waste Recycling Centre Be sure and refuse these if you make new purchases.
Coffee grounds Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Coffee pods Black Rubbish Bin Terracycle offer a recycling service for some of these products. Visit the website for more information and to find your closest drop-off point.
Coloured paper (except brown) Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Compostable packaging/bags Homes Composting or Black Rubbish Bin Please only use liners with the seedling logo in your Brown Organic Waste Bin.
Cooking oil Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Corks (real or plastic) Black Rubbish Bin  
Corrugated cardboard Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Costa cups Black Rubbish Bin Return your cup to Costa to have it recycled.
Costa lids Black Rubbish Bin  
Cotton buds Black Rubbish Bin  
Cotton reels Black Rubbish Bin  
Cotton wool/make up pads Black Rubbish Bin  
Crisp and sweet packets or wrappers Black Rubbish Bin Terracycle offer a recycling service for all brands or crisp packets. Visit the website for more information and to find your closest drop-off point.
Crockery (broken) Black Rubbish Bin  
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Dairy Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Disposable cutlery Black Rubbish Bin  
Disposable cardboard 'paper' or plastic plates (without heavy food residue) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin If you are hosting a party, why not look into local reuseable party kits available to hire? These kits are cheaper and more environmentally friendly than buying disposable equipment!
Disposable drinking cups (plastic) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Disposable drinking cups (cardboard or polystyrene) Black Rubbish Bin  
Disposable nappies Black Rubbish Bin Why not give Real Nappies a try? Visit Hertfordshire WasteAware for more information.
Disposable razor blades Black Rubbish Bin  
Dog waste Black Rubbish Bin  
Drinks bottles (e.g. juice, squash, milk) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Please remove plastic film and place in the general rubbish bin. Lids and labels can be left on. Save space by squashing bottles.
Drinks cans Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Lids and labels can be left on, but any left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. it does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Drinks cartons (e.g. juices and milk) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Lids can be recycled. Left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Drinking glasses Black Rubbish Bin Many glass items such as cookware, glasses and vases can be taken to charity for refuse if in good condition. Otherwise, please dispose of in the appropriate container at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Duvets and pillows Household Waste Recycling Centre  
DVD cases Black Rubbish Bin  
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Egg boxes (cardboard) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Egg boxes (plastic) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Egg boxes (polystyrene) Black Rubbish Bin  
Egg shells Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Electrical items Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Engine oil Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Envelopes including windows (brown) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Envelopes including windows (white) Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
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Film lids from the pots or trays Black Rubbish Bins  
Financial Times Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Fish Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Flower pots - plastic (small only) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Large pots are more rigid plastic and should be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre or Placed in Black Bin.
Flowers Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Foam food trays and food packaging Black Rubbish Bin  
Foil Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Please rinse to remove food residue
Foil trays (e.g. take-away trays) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Any disposable BBQ trays must be completely cool before adding to your recycling container. Douse with cold water then leave overnight to cool completely.
Foil/plastic wrapping (e.g. crisp packets) Black Rubbish Bin Terracycle offer a recycling service for all brands of crisp packets. Visit the website for more information and to find your closest drop-off point.
Food and drink cartons (e.g. TetraPak©) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Food cartons (e.g. soups) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Lids can be recycled. Left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Food scrapings Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Food tins Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Lids and labels can be left on, but any left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Fruit Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Fruit peelings Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Fruit punnets Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Frying pans Black Rubbish Bin  
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General kitchen ware (e.g. cutlery, pots & pans) General kitchen ware (e.g. cutlery, pots & pans) and home goods can be taken to charity for reuse if in good working order. Otherwise, please dispose of in the appropriate container at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.  
Gift bags Black Rubbish Bin  
Glass bottles and jars (lids can be recycled) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Left-over liquid or food residue can contaminate other recyclables so please empty your containers. It does not have to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Glass cookware (e.g. Pyrex dishes, drinking glasses, vases, ceramics) Black Rubbish Bin Glass - Many items such as cookware, glasses and vases can be taken to charity for reuse if in good condition. Otherwise, please dispose of in the appropriate container at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Glass - sheet/window panes Black Rubbish Bin or Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Glasses - drinking Black Rubbish Bin  
Grass cuttings Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Greaseproof paper Black Rubbish Bin  
Greetings cards Black Rubbish Bin Cut old cards up and reuse them as gift tags, or send an E-Card as a zero-waste alternative.
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Hair Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Hard covers (from catalogues and books) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Hard plastic (children's toys, storage boxes, recycling boxes) Donate to Charity Shop or Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Hay and straw Home Composting or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Hedge cuttings Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Holiday brochures Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Hoover bags and dust Black Rubbish Bin  
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Ice-cream tubs Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Incontinence wear Black Rubbish Bin  
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J Cloths Black Rubbish Bin  
Jars (e.g. sauces, jam, baby food) - lids can be recycled Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Labels can be left on, but any left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Jiffy bag envelopes Black Rubbish Bin  
Junk mail including leaflets and flyers Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
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Kitchen roll tubes Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Kitchen towels Black Rubbish Bin  
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Laminated plastic food/drink pouches (e.g. baby food pouches, cat food pouches or coffee pouches. Black Rubbish Bin  
Latex gloves Black Rubbish Bin  
Leaves Home Composter or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Leftover food Brown Organic Waste Bin Visit https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for recipe ideas on how to use up leftovers.
Lids (metal or plastic) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin You can keep lids on the containers, or put them separately into your mixed recycling bin.
Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Light bulbs (energy saving) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Light bulbs (halogen) Black Rubbish Bin  
Light bulbs (LED) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Light bulbs (old style) Black Rubbish Bin  
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Magazines Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box Remove and plastic wrapping and free gifts from newspapers, magazines and flyers. These should go in your black bin.
MDF Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Margarine tubs Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Meat - raw or cooked Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Medicines Return to Pharmacy  
Medicine pill packets (e.g. blister packs) Black Rubbish Bin  
Metal items such as kettles, irons, pipes, white goods Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Metal lids and tops Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Pop food tin lids inside the tin and gently squash the top to stop them falling out.
Metal tins (biscuit/chocolate -including lids) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Microwave meal trays (including black plastic) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Please remove plastic film and place in the general rubbish bin.
Milk bottles (lids can be recycled) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Mirrors Donate to Charity Shop or Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Motor oil containers Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Moss Brown Organic Waste Bin  
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Napkins/serviettes Black Rubbish Bin  
Nappies Black Rubbish Bin Why not give Real Nappies a try? Visit Hertfordshire WasteAware for more information.
Netting - plastic (e.g. orange nets) Black Rubbish Bin  
Newspapers Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box Remove any plastic wrapping and free gifts from newspapers, magazines and flyers. These should go in you black bin.
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Office paper Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Other glass bottles (e.g. perfume, aftershave, face/body cream) Blue-Lidded Recycling Box Labels can be left on, but any left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Other metals Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Other non-paper wrappings Black Rubbish Bin  
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Padded envelopes (e.g. Jiffy bags) Black Rubbish Bin  
Paint and solvent tins (full or empty) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Paint including varnishes, gloss (over half full) Ecowaste offer a paint recycling scheme  
Paper (coloured except brown) Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Paper (office, mail, newspaper, magazines, white envelopes) Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Paper towels and tissues Black Rubbish Bin  
Parchment/baking paper Black Rubbish Bin  
Peelings (fruit and vegetables) Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Pencils Black Rubbish Bin  
Pet bedding for vegetarian pets (hay and straw) Home Composter or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Pet litter (carnivorous) Black Rubbish Bin  
Pet faeces (bagged) Black Rubbish Bin  
Pet food pouches Black Rubbish Bin Terracycle offer a recycling service for some of these products. Visit the website for more information and to find your closest drop-off point.
Phone directories Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Photo negatives Black Rubbish Bin  
Photographic paper Black Rubbish Bin  
Pill (blister) packs Black Rubbish Bin  
Pillows and duvets Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Plant pots - plastic (small only) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Large pots are more rigid and should be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre or placed in black bin.
Plants (no soil) Home Composter or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Plastic bags (e.g. carrier bags, compostable bags, bread, salad, fruit/veg bags, frozen food bags Black Rubbish Bin reuse carrier bags on your next shopping trip. Alternatively, some supermarkets have a collection scheme for plastic bags.
Plastic bottles (all drink, detergent, shampoo bottles) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Check they are empty first as left-over liquid can make other recyclables dirty. Firm lids can be recycled. Plastic film goes in the general rubbish bin. Try putting a bag or bin in the bathroom to remind you to recycle your bathroom bottles and toilet roll tubes. Save space by squashing bottles.
Plastic films (from ready meals) Black Rubbish Bin  
Plastic furniture Donate to Charity Shop or Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Plastic food tubs, pots and trays - including black plastic Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Firm lids can be recycled. Plastic film goes in the general rubbish bin.
plastic sweet containers Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
plastic sweet wrappers Black Rubbish Bin  
Plastic wrapping (includes food wrappers) Black Rubbish Bin  
Plastic toys Donate to Charity Shop or Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Plastic sweet tubs Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Plate glass Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Polystyrene (e.g. cups and packaging material) Black Rubbish Bin  
Post-it notes Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Potato sacks (think brown paper) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin (please cut off the string top and place in the Black Bin)  
Pots (e.g. yogurt, soup) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Firm lids can be recycled. Plastic film goes in the general rubbish bin.
Printer Cartridges Some supermarkets, schools and charities offer recycling collections (check with your local store) or they can be recycled at a Household Waste Recycling Centre or places in your black rubbish bin.  
Prunings Home Composter or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Pyrex Black Rubbish Bin Many glass items such as cookware, glasses and vases can be taken to charity for reuse if in good condition. Otherwise, please dispose of in the appropriate container at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
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Razor blades Black Rubbish Bin  
Reading glasses Donate to Charity Shop  
Resealable plastic packets (e.g. containing cheese, sandwich bags) Black Rubbish Bin  
Rigid plastics (e.g. toys and hangers) Donate to Charity Shop if in good condition or put in your Black Rubbish Bin  
Ring binders Black Rubbish Bin  
Rubber gloves Black Rubbish Bin  
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Sanitary products (wrapped) Black Rubbish Bin  
Sanitary towels Black Rubbish Bin  
Saucepans Black Rubbish Bin  
Seed trays - no larger than 30cm Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin (larger seed trays are rigid plastic and should be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Sellotape Black Rubbish Bin  
Shellfish Brown Organice Waste Bin  
Shiny cardboard (that will tear and has no plastic coating) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Shiny cardboard (that has plastic coating) Black Rubbish Bin  
Shoes Donate to Charity Shop  
Shower curtain Black Rubbish Bin  
Shredded paper Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box Put shredded paper into a paper bag or envelope to stop it blowing away.
Shrink wrap Black Rubbish Bin  
Shrubs and flowers Home Composter or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Soil/turf/rubble Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Solar panels For more information please contact a solar panel recycling service such as www.recyclesolar.co.uk  
Spectacles Donate to Charity Shop  
Sponges and loofahs Black Rubbish Bin  
Sticky labels and backing paper Black Rubbish Bin  
Straw Home Composter or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Styrofoam Black Rubbish Bin  
Syringes (sharps) Clinical Waste

 

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Tablet packets (plastic and foil) Black Rubbish Bin  
Tape Black Rubbish Bin  
Tea bags Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Telephone directories Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Textiles, clothes and shoes Donate to Charity Shop or Textiles Recycling Bank Have you considered holding a clothes swap with your friends or community group? WasteAware has advice and equipment available if you are looking for a cheap, easy and fun way to de-clutter and update your wardrobe.
TetraPaks©/Cartons Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Lids and labels can be left on, but any left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Tins (food, biscuit, chocolate) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Lids and labels can be left on, but any left-over liquid or food can make other recyclables dirty. Please empty your containers before recycling. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Tins (paint and solvent - full or empty) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Tin foil Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Scrunch any foil into a ball roughly the size of a tennis ball.
Tissues Black Rubbish Bin  
Toiletries and other bathroom bottles (e.g. shampoo, shower gel) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Check they are empty first as left-over liquid can make other recyclables dirty. Lids and labels can be left on. Try putting a bag or bin in the bathroom to remind you to recycle your bathroom bottles and toilet roll tubes.
Toilet roll tubes Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Toner cartridges Supermarket and school recycling points, Household Waste Recycling Centre or Black Rubbish Bin  
Toothpaste tubes Black Rubbish Bin Terracycle offer a recycling service for some of these products. Visit the website for more information and to find your closest drop-off point.
Toys (plastic or soft) If in a good condition - a charity shop, if not then Household Waste Recycling Centre or Black Rubbish Bin  
Toys (cardboard packaging) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin (remove any plastic film or polystyrene)  
Trays/punnets (e.g. meat trays, takeaway trays, fruit/veg trays, including black plastic) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin  
Tree cuttings (branches no larger than 3cm in diameter) Home Composter or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Treated wood (e.g. fence panels, painted doors, furniture, wicker baskets Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Tree cuttings (only small twigs and branches accepted) Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Tubs (e.g. margarine, ice cream) Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Firm lids can be recycled. Plastic film goes in the general rubbish bin.
Tupperware Black Rubbish Bin  
Turf/soil/rubble Household Waste Recycling Centre  
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Uncooked food Brown Organic Waste Bin  
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Video cassettes Remove all tape first and place in Black Bin - the plastic cassette case can then be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Vegetable peelings Brown Organic Waste Bin  
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Washing powder boxes Black Rubbish Bin  
Wallpaper Black Rubbish Bin  
Water filter cartridges (e.g. Brita) Black Rubbish Bin Some shops accept returned Brita filters to be recycled.
Wax crayons Black Rubbish Bin  
Weed control fabric Black Rubbish Bin  
Weeds Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Wet wipes Black Rubbish Bin  
White paper (e.g. printer paper and letters) Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Window frames (wooden or plastic) Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Window glass Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Window panes Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Wire and cables Household Waste Recycling Centre  
Wood Household Waste Recycline Centre  
Wood shavings (untreated) Home Composter or Brown Organic Waste Bin  
Woodchip wallpaper Black Rubbish Bin  
Wrappers (e.g. from sweets, biscuits) Black Rubbish Bin  
Wrapping - plastic (e.g. from around magazines) Black Rubbish Bin  
Wrapping paper - plain or containing foil, plastic or glitter Reuse or Black Rubbish Bin  
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Yellow Pages Inner Paper Box/Kerbside Box  
Yogurt pots Blue-Lidded Recycling Bin Firm lids can be recycled. Plastic film goes in the general rubbish bin.
Yogurt pot lids Black Rubbish Bin