Purple top bin

purple top bin

Important information:

  • ensure all recycling is rinsed out and placed directly into the purple top bin
  • don't put any carrier bags in the recycling bin, we can't recycle carrier bags
  • additional recycling that won't fit inside your purple top bin, can be presented inside suitable bags, do not use black sacks as this is associated with refuse and if the crew can't see what recycling has been presented, they will not be able to take the additional bags.
  • please do not place your blue bag or any cardboard/paper inside the purple top bin as this is collected separately.

Download a copy of the what goes in your bins and containers - information leaflet.


We take:


  • aerosols
  • food and drink cans
  • foil
  • foil containers
  • glass bottle and jars, including the lids
  • plastic bottles of all types including lids
  • food trays and pots including black plastic
  • tubs
  • fruit and vegetable punnets (please remove netting and film coverings).

We can't take:


  • hard plastic such as toys, washing up bowls, buckets, etc.
  • bubble wrap
  • party plates and cups
  • plastic plant pots
  • polystyrene foam
  • plastic bags and cling film (wrap)
  • cardboard
  • paper
  • shredded paper
  • crisp packets
  • paints and thinners
  • food waste (including pizza take away boxes).

Your item not listed above

If you are still unsure of what to put in each bin, please search our A to Z of recycling and rubbish, which provides a whole range of individual household items with details of how to dispose or recycle them.


If you have extra rubbish or recycling you can take it to one of our household recycling centres.

Last updated: 4.17pm on Thursday 4 April 2019

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