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Grey bin

Use this bin to recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, food tins, drink cans, foil, aerosols and cartons

Paper is now collected from your grey bin mixed with other items for recycling.

Not all plastics can be recycled in our system - make sure you are recycling correctly by using our handy plastics guide to learn what the symbols mean and whether they are accepted in your grey bin.

SMDC - Plastics Guide [637KB]

Please check out our Life with Less Plastic [910KB] toolkit for hints and tips on how you can reduce the amount of single-use plastics you may use.

We can only recycle...

Paper
Cardboard
Glass bottles and jars
Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
Food tins, drinks cans, foil and aerosols
Food and drink cartons

We can't recycle...

Black plastic bottles, pots, tubs or trays
Plastic bags or film
Food waste or liquid - containers should be empty and rinsed clean
Polystyrene trays or packaging
Plastic toys or coat hangers
Electrical items
Photographs
Wrapping paper and cards made from foil or that contain glitter or plastic

If your grey bin is full and you have extra recycling, please put this beside your bin in a cardboard box or an open bag.