Waste Types

Green waste is biodegradable waste. Green waste can include:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Flower & flower cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Food waste no packaging or food containers.
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Branches
  • Weeds must be clean of any excess soil or dirt
  • Plants that are not in pots and have been cleaned of excess soil & dirt.

General Household Waste suitable for landfill. General household waste includes:

  • Nappies and sanitary products (bagged for health reasons)
  • Soft plastics such as chip packets
  • Food scraps or expired food
  • Non-reusable clothes, linen and shoes
  • Small household batteries
  • Boxes and polystyrene packaging
  • Broken/unwanted ceramics, light bulbs, mirrored glass or drinking glasses
  • Kitty litter
  • Recyclable, biodegradable or reusable bags
  • Broken/unrepairable toys
  • Non-reusable pens, pencils, rubber bands, pencil sharpeners (and other stationery items).

Note: -You can not put Bricks, Concrete, Soil in General Household Waste bins:

Building Site Waste excluding any toxic or hazardous chemicals. Building waste examples:

  • Insulation
  • Nails & other building materials
  • Electrical wiring
  • Rebar (short for reinforcing bar)
  • Tree stumps
  • Building rubble
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Plasterboard
  • Wood either damaged or unused off cuts
  • Carpet

Recyclable Waste suitable for recycling plants. Examples of recyclable waste:

  • Glass
  • Paper such as newspapers, paper shredding, paper offcuts, etc.
  • Metal such as steel, aluminium, copper and brass.
  • Plastic bottles, packaging, moulded plastics etc.
  • Textiles
  • Electronics
  • Car batteries – always place car batteries on top of the bin
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