Red Lid Bin

What to place in your household general waste bin with a red lid.

For waste material which cannot be recycled.

  • This bin is collected weekly.
  • DO NOT overfill bins — the lid must close fully.
  • Bins should be out at the kerbside the night before collection, bins are collected between 6am and 6pm.
  • Choose recyclable goods when shopping
  • Avoid buying over packaged products.


  • Household waste
  • Plastic bags and other non-recyclable plastics
  • Packaging material e.g. bubble wrap and polystyrene foam
  • Disposable nappies
  • Crockery, ceramics and pyrex
  • Light globes and tubes
  • Mirrors and broken glass
  • Cigarette butts
  • Kitty litter

NOT Acceptable

  • Recyclable materials
  • Car parts and batteries
  • Paints, solvents, motor and cooking oils
  • Asbestos or other hazardous material
  • Concrete, bricks, timber
  • Soil and rock [large amounts]
  • Gas bottles or fire extinguishers
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