What goes in your blue bin?

Your blue bin accepts only paper, card and cardboard

photo of blue bin

Your blue bin is for paper, card and cardboard products only.

This includes:

  • Paper, newspapers, magazines and envelopes - remove the plastic window from envelopes first
  • Phone books and catalogues
  • Greetings cards - remove any ribbons or decorations
  • Cereal boxes and other card products
  • All corrugated cardboard

Wallpaper, kitchen roll, tissue paper and takeaway cups are not recyclable so put them in your grey household waste bin.

Please flatten items where possible and always place them in loosely as we cannot accept any type of plastic bag in the blue bin.

We are unable to accept

  • tissues, napkins or kitchen towel
  • padded envelopes or wallpaper
  • wrapping paper
  • hardback books or disposable cups
  • paper or cardboard contaminated with food for example fast food wrappers or pizza boxes

As pizza boxes are usually stained with oil and food, this affects the quality of the cardboard so they cannot be recycled. If the box lid has no food traces on it, you could tear the lid off and place in the blue bin. Otherwise, please place the whole box in your general waste bin.

Please ensure only the correct materials are placed into the bin as we will be unable to empty your bin if it contains incorrect material.

The bin will be collected on a three weekly cycle.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

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