What can & can't be recycled

Check this list to see what you can put in your recycling wheelie bin.

Note: All recyclables must be clean.

Yes

  • Aerosols (empty, lids and nozzles removed)
  • Aluminium cans (rinsed)
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Cereal boxes (flattened)
  • Cleaning fluid bottles (rinsed)
  • Egg cartons and trays (clean, dry)
  • Food tins (rinsed)
  • Glass bottles (rinsed)
  • Glass jars (rinsed)
  • Ice cream containers (plastic)
  • Junk mail (clean, dry)
  • Magazines (clean, dry)
  • Meat trays - only the dimpled polypropylene trays, not polystyrene foam trays (rinsed)
  • Newspapers (clean, dry)
  • Paper (not shredded)
  • Pizza boxes (no food scraps, flattened)
  • Plastic bottles - fizz, water, milk etc. (rinsed)
  • Plastic pottles - yoghurt, maragarine, sour cream, dip etc. (clean)
  • Plastic supermarket carry bags
  • Shampoo and conditional bottles (rinsed)
  • Telephone books/directories
  • Tetrapak cartons - milk and juice boxes (rinsed)
  • Tins - rinsed food cans
  • Wine bottles (rinsed)
  • Yoghurt pottles (rinsed)

No

  • Ashes (hot or cold)
  • Aluminium foil
  • Aluminium pie and meal plates
  • Batteries
  • Bubble wrap
  • Car parts and scrap metal
  • Ceramics, crockery, porcelain
  • Clothing
  • Computers, electronics
  • Disposable nappies
  • Drinking glasses
  • Engine oil containers
  • Flimsy plastic packaging
  • Food waste
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • General rubbish
  • Glass cookware
  • Hoses and plastic tubing
  • Household appliances
  • Household bateries
  • Light bulbs
  • Liquids
  • Meat trays (except the dimpled polypropylene trays)
  • Mirrors
  • Paint or chemicals
  • Plant pots
  • Plastic bags, e.g. clothes store bags, bread bags, pellet fire fuel bags
  • Plastic film
  • Plastic plates and cutlery
  • Plastic ties and plastic tubing
  • Plastic strapping
  • Polystyrene foam (packaging and meat trays)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • String, twine, rope
  • Shredded paper
  • Takeaway cardboard coffee cups
  • The Press plastic wrappers
  • Timber
  • Toys
  • Tyres and rubber
  • Window glass
  • Windscreen glass
  • Wood