Bins and Kerbie Boxes Explained

Brown Bins

All bins/recycling containers to be presented by 7.30am for collection.
All bins are to have closed lids and no additional side waste will be collected except in exceptional circumstances (adverse weather, vehicle breakdown, road closures).

Photograph of a brown wheelie binThis service is on a fortnightly collection scheme, items which can go into your brown bin are as follows;

Food Waste

  • Meat and fish- raw, cooked including bones
  • Fruit and vegetables- raw or cooked
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings and skins
  • All dairy products, including cheese and yoghurt
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Uneaten food from your plates
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Mouldy food
  • Egg shells

Garden Waste

  • Lawn cuttings
  • Tree and hedge prunings
  • Plants, flowers and weeds
  • Leaves, twigs and bark
  • Sawdust and woodchips

Other Items

  • Takeaway pizza boxes (torn up)
  • Cold ashes
  • Shredded paper

Items which cannot go into your brown bin include:

  • Packaging of any sort
  • Plastic bags
  • Any material which is not green waste or food waste

Ordering a new brown bin

If you would like to order a new bin you can contact your local Waste Operations directly, they will capture the required information.

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