Contamination in recycling bins and food waste bins
It is important to get the right stuff in the right bin. If we get it right it means we have a good quality material which can be recycled and used again, reducing our impact on the environment.
If the wrong materials are put in the wrong bin, the quality of the material is affected and can result in the whole load being unsuitable for recycling, rejected and sent to an energy from waste facility.
We will not collect bins containing the wrong materials.
If your bin is contaminated we will leave a hanger on the bin to let you know that it contains the wrong materials.
It is the householder’s responsibility to remove the wrong materials and re-present bin(s) on the next scheduled collection day.
Extra recycling can be bagged (not black bags) and placed beside the recycling bin for collection. Alternatively materials can be taken to your nearest Community Recycling Centre.
Unfortunately extra food waste will need to be placed in your general waste bin.
Contamination/Wrong stuff in general waste bins
Only non-recyclable materials should be placed in your general waste bin. It is important to recycle as much material as possible.
For the health and safety of our crews, bins should not:
- Contain loose ash and hoover dust (please bag)
- Contain loose glass/ceramics (please wrap it up)
- Contain bulky items which stick out of bins
- Be heavy or overloaded
Should any of the above occur, this may result in bins not being collected.
If your bin contains the wrong materials, or is too heavy we will leave a hanger on the bin to let you know.
It is the householder’s responsibility to remove the wrong materials and re-present bin(s) on the next scheduled collection day. Extra waste can be taken to your nearest Community Recycling Centre.
Find out what goes in each bin and help reduce contamination.
Find out what happens to your waste and recycling after it’s collected