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Recycling bin FAQs

Your Recycling Bin

Your 240L yellow wheelie bin for recycling will be collected fortnightly. It will take plastic bottles and containers (1, 2 & 5), paper, cardboard, tins and cans. All these items need to be clean, otherwise they can't be recycled. Some common items that cannot be recycled are: tissues, paper towels, all lids, plastics 3,4,6 & 7, tin foil, polystyrene, clothes, coffee cups, and juice cartons. See more details below or contact us if you are ever unsure and want to check.

The Ministry for the Environment has put out some helpful information about kerbside recycling here:

FAQs - recycling bin
I need a new wheelie bin, what do I do?

If your recycling bin is broken, or you are in a new house, you can request a bin through our help centre here.