Grey Rubbish Bin

Warning Sign TinyCoronavirus update: if you are self-isolating with symptoms that may be Coronavirus then personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. For all our Coronavirus updates, press here.

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

  • 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

All the items below should not go in your Grey Rubbish Bin

The following items must not be put in your Grey rubbish 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
  • Cooking oil
  • Paint
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals

For more information on how to dispose of any of the above waste, please click here to check on our handy app.

What happens next?

Once bulked up the waste is taken by Severn Waste Services to EnviRecover, Hartlebury (their Energy from Waste Facility EfW). This is burnt to create energy that is fed back into the National Grid.

You can find more information about the recovery process: http://www.severnwaste.com/recovery

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