Burgundy bin guide

Your burgundy bin is for food waste, nappies, plastic bags and general waste.

Important: Always bag your burgundy bin waste before putting it in your burgundy bin.

Always use your grey and blue bins for clean recyclable items.

If you’re unsure if an item can be recycled, always use your burgundy bin.

Please view our full A – Z of what can go in the burgundy bin below.

  • B

    Bread wrappers

    Biscuit wrappers

    Buckets

    Bubble wrap*

    Burger takeaway trays

    * These items could be reused, please consider donating them before putting in your burgundy bin and sending to landfill.

  • C

    Carrier bags*

    Cat food sachetsChip trays

    Clingfilm

    Cleaning wipes

    Coat hangers*

    Coffee grounds

    Cooking oil (small bottles)

    Crisp packets (including tubes)

    Cutlery*

    Cups*

    * These items could be reused, please consider donating them before putting in your burgundy bin and sending to landfill.

  • D

    Dog food sachets

  • F

    Food bags

    Food waste

    Food wrappers

  • G

    Glue

  • J

    Jiffy bags

  • K

    Kitchen roll

  • L

    Light bulbs

  • M

    Make-up

    Microwave meal – black trays

  • N

    Nappies

  • P

    Pans*

    Pet litter

    Plant pots

    Pillows

    Plastic bags

    Plastic film

    Polystyrene

    Printer cartridges

    * These items could be reused, please consider donating them before putting in your burgundy bin and sending to landfill.

  • S

    Sanitary products

    Sweet wrappers

  • T

    Teabags

    Tissue

    Toothpaste tubes

    Towels

    Trays*

    * These items could be reused, please consider donating them before putting in your burgundy bin and sending to landfill.

  • U

    Utensils (kitchen)*

    * These items could be reused, please consider donating them before putting in your burgundy bin and sending to landfill.

  • V

    Vacuum cleaner contents

  • W

    Wallpaper

    Wet wipes