Grey bin guide

Your grey bin is for plastic containers, cans, bottle and jars.

Important: Don’t bag the items – plastic bags cannot be put in your grey or blue bins.

Please rinse your recyclables, peel off the labels where possible and squash them to make even more space to help save the planet!

If your grey bin is contaminated, please click here

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

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

  • A

    Aerosols – including empty deodorant, body spray, hairspray, air freshener and polish canisters.

  • B

    Baby milk containers/tins/jars

    Bottles (plastic and glass)

    Butter tubs

  • C

    Cans (food and drink)

    Cartons (including UHT, soya and goat’s milk, fruit juice and sauces)

    Conditioner bottles

  • D

    Detergent bottles

  • F

    Foil (clean kitchen and aluminium)

    Foil trays (clean)

    Fruit punnets (clean)

  • G

    Glass jars and bottles

  • H

    Hand soap bottles

  • I

    Ice cream tubs

  • J


  • L

    Laundry tablet containers

  • M

    Make-up/skincare containers

    Margarine tubs

    Milk bottles (plastic and glass)

  • P

    Plastic egg boxes

    Pot Noodle containers

  • R

    Ready meal trays (that have a recycling symbol 1, 2 or 5 on them)

  • S

    Sauce pots/containers

  • T



  • V

    Vitamin and supplement bottles

  • Y

    Yoghurt pots