Black waste bin

The following items should go in your black waste bin because they can be accepted at landfill or energy from waste plants:

  • Nappies. Please take a look at: Lets waste less advice on reusable nappies
  • Sanitary products. If you have medical waste that can go in your household bin you may be eligible for a larger bin.
  • Animal litter & bedding
  • Polystyrene
  • Crisp packet
  • Bread packets, biscuit wrapper, sweet wrappers & other plastic wrappers
  • Foil
  • Triggers, pumps and sprays from plastic bottles
  • Black Plastic
  • Tissues & kitchen roll
  • Food Waste, please take a look at: Lovefoodhatewaste

The following items must not be put in your black waste bin as they are not accepted at landfill or energy from waste plants:

  • Soil, bricks and building rubble
  • Garden Waste
  • LPG / Gas cylinders
  • Hot ash
  • Batteries
  • TV’s
  • Tyres
  • Scrap metal
  • Explosives
  • Mobile phones and other small electronic gadgets
  • Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs
  • Large quantities of liquid waste
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals

To find out about disposing of these items please visit our page on your local Household Recycling Centre, which includes information about Residents Permits and Commercial Vehicle and Trailer (CVT) permits.

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