Green recycling box for plastic, tins and cans

In your green box you can recycle:

  • plastic bottles (HDPE, PET and PVC) - including lids
  • steel and aluminium cans
  • steel and aluminium aerosols
  • aluminium foil
  • glass bottles and jars (clear or coloured) - including lids
  • food and drink cartons - including poly, foil and wax lined Tetra Packs
  • plastic food trays
  • margarine tubs
  • yogurt pots
  • takeaway boxes and foil trays can be recycled but must be clean and without grease

Sorry - we can't recycle these things yet:

  • biscuits, crisps and sweet wrappers
  • polystyrene (but if it was used for packaging, try to reuse it)
  • disposable coffee cups (but the lid and sleeve can be recycled in your green bin)
  • salad bags
  • cling film
  • plastic bags and bin liners
  • black plastic
  • carpets, pillows and duvets
  • garden waste
  • food waste
  • nappies
  • toothpaste tubes
  • pet food pouches (Brown bin)
  • light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • other glass or mirrors such as plate glass

Not sure what to do with an item?

You can check our A to Z of rubbish and recycling to see if you can put these things in your rubbish bin or take them to the Reuse and Recycle Centre. You can also use RecycleNow to find a place to recycle your item: RecycleNow.

When to put your box out

Collections start at 6am, so please put your green box out before then (you may like to put it out the night before). Please put your green box at the edge of your property so the crew can pick it up easily.