What SHOULD and NOT
be placed in your green/grey bag

Bulky items such as plastic crates, basins, buckets, large toys, organic/mixed waste, electric goods, must not be placed in the green/grey recycling bags.

You may call your local council to schedule a free of charge bulky waste collection from your doorstep or you may visit the civic amenity site for disposal.

What to put in your green bags

  • Cardboard
  • Carton food boxes (clean)
  • Clean aluminium trays & foil
  • Clean plastic bags
  • Clean take-away boxes
  • Cooking oil bottles
  • Cosmetic containers (clean)
  • Detergent bottles (empty container)
  • Detergent boxes
  • Food cans
  • Jar lids
  • Liquid soap container (empty)
  • Magazines
  • Plastic bottles
  • Margarine tubs (clean)
  • Metal caps
  • Drink cans
  • Milk and Juice cartons
  • Newspapers
  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Paper bags (clean)
  • Plastic bags (clean)
  • Plastic caps
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic food packets
  • Plastic bottles
  • Shampoo bottle (empty)
  • Shower gel bottle (empty)
  • Spray cans (empty)
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Toiletries (clean containers)
  • Yoghurt containers (clean)

What to put in your black bags

  • Adhesive tape
  • Soiled aluminium foil
  • Baking paper
  • Broken ceramics / pyrex
  • Dirty food wrappers
  • Cellophane tape
  • Dirty-take away boxes
  • Foil coated packets
  • Dust
  • Polystyrene
  • Labels
  • Photographs
  • Plant pots
  • Used sponges
  • Sanitary items
  • Shoes
  • Hair (human & animal)
  • Small broken mirrors
  • Stickers
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Used cleaning materials
  • Used rubber gloves
  • Used floor cloths
  • Wax paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Cigarette butts & ashes
  • Candles
  • CDs
  • snack packets
  • Toothpicks
  • Ice lolly sticks and wooden skewers
  • Twigs

What to put in your organic bags

  • Cheese
  • Coffee
  • Cooked food
  • Leftovers
  • Cooked or raw meat
  • Dairy products
  • Egg and egg shells
  • Expired food (without packaging)
  • Fish
  • Flowers
  • Fruit & vegetable peels
  • Honey
  • Leaves
  • Pasta
  • Raw food
  • Rotten fruit & vegetables
  • Soiled newspapers
  • Soiled napkins
  • Sugar
  • Tea bags
  • Tea leaves
  • Spreads (eg honey and butter)
  • Nut shells
  • Seafood shells

Your cooperation for a better environment is appreciated.

 
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