What not to put in your bin

Items that should not be placed in your bin are:

  • Clinical waste such as needles or syringes.
  • DIY waste such as bricks and plaster.
  • Broken glass (unless thoroughly wrapped to eliminate any risk of injury to collection staff).
  • Batteries: Some present a significant fire risk and all should be recycled.
  • Bulky waste such as furniture and large electricals.
  • Household chemicals such as household or garden chemicals.
  • Liquid waste such as paint or oil.
  • Japanese knotweed: Due to the invasive nature of this plant the movement and disposal of it is restricted by law.
  • Use your recycling sack or orange-lidded bank to recycle paper, card, cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays and food/drink cartons.  
  • Please recycle other materials such as old clothes, toner cartridges, fluorescent tubes, motor oil and electrical appliances using public recycling banks or local Household Waste and Recycling Centres.  
  • Items in good working order can be reused or donated - find your nearest charity shop.
  • Dead animals. We do not collect dead animals from private property. You can:

Recycling A to Z

If you're not sure what to do with an item check our Recycling A to Z which gives advice and suggestions of what to do with your waste.