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What goes in my bins?

We'd like to remind you that excess waste which is left next to your wheeled bin or sacks will not be collected.

Extra waste can be taken to the Household Waste Site at Haverton Hill, or you can request a bulky waste collection by calling 01642 726001.

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Recycling - blue lid bin

Items should be rinsed clean and squashed, then placed loose (not bagged) in your blue lid recycling bin.

 

Material

Yes

No

Mixed glass bottles and jars

Glass bottles and jars of all colours

Broken glass, pyrex, light bulbs, mirrors, and flat glass

Paper and cardboard

Newspapers, magazines, paper, cardboard (folded flat), junk mail, brochures, envelopes and telephone directories including yellow pages

All types of cardboard including cereal boxes

Polystyrene foam packaging, used kitchen paper, baby/face/makeup wipes or nappies

No takeaway pizza boxes or any takeaway food containers or bags, even though they may be paper or cardboard

Cartons All cartons including soft drinks, fruit juice and soup (squash or fold flat) Polystyrene
Food tins and drink cans All steel and aluminium food and drink cans, biscuit or sweet tins (rinse and squash where possible) Cutlery or any other metal objects
Household plastic packaging Rigid plastic food containers such as yoghurt pots and ice cream tubs, plastic bottles such as drinks bottles, shampoo bottles, washing up liquid bottles, bleach bottles, and milk bottles (rinse and squash)

Hard plastic e.g. toys, beakers etc., plastic film, black bags, cling film, food wrapping

No carrier bags or polystyrene foam packaging

Find out more about what goes into your communal blue lid bin.

Find out more about what goes into your clear recycling sacks.

 

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Green waste - green bin

Green waste should be placed loose (not bagged) in your green bin.

 

Material

Yes

No

Garden waste Grass cuttings, hedge clippings, dead plants, weeds, cut flowers, shrub prunings, bark leaves, small twigs and branches Stone, concrete, timber or builder's waste, glass, plastic, metal, paper, cardboard, plant pots, soil, turf, household rubbish and food waste

 

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Refuse - black bin

All rubbish must be bagged inside the bin. This reduces smells and also keeps your bin clean.

 

Material Yes No
Household waste Domestic household waste that cannot be recycled Recycling, rubble or bricks, vehicle parts, items which may make the bin too heavy
Non-recyclables Plastic film, black bags, cling film, food wrapping, polystyrene foam packaging, hard plastic Items that may make the bin too heavy
Food waste All types of food waste -