Advice for householders regarding COVID-19
Below are some guidelines you can include in your daily routine in regards to COVID-19.
- When you take your bin to the kerb, make sure you wash your hands before and after you bring it back in.
- If you take a bin out on behalf of others, make sure you wear gloves and dispose of them appropriately.
For those with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Put all of your usual items in your bin which goes out for kerbside collection. Wash your hands afterwards.
Please put the following disposable items into a sealed plastic or paper bag and into your bin:
- cleaning cloths
Put the bag in general waste (not recycle or green waste) for kerbside collection.
Put paper, cardboard and other recyclables that have mixed with the above disposable items into general waste as well.
Wash your hands straight after handling disposable items or items that have become mixed with them.
To help waste collectors:
- Compact rubbish — if possible — before putting it in your kerbside general waste bin.
- Don’t compact waste that is already in the bin. It may become stuck and not empty properly.
- Don’t overfill waste or recycling kerbside bins or put them where they may easily tip over or spill.
- Ensure you leave your bin in an unobstructed location.
Recycling bin (yellow lid)
- Please make sure you empty recyclable containers.
- You don’t need to wash or rinse your recycling bin.
- Do not fill bags with recyclable materials.
|Office paper and cardboard (not shredded paper)||Aerosol cans|
|Newspapers and magazines||Plastic bags|
|Clean pizza boxes||Soft plastics (anything that is plastic and can be scrunched into a ball e.g. bread bags, cling film, pasta bags)|
|Fresh milk or juice cartons (not Tetra Pak)||Polystyrene|
|Empty plastic takeaway food containers||Ceramics|
|Plastic bottles (bottle only, lids go in the red bin)||Batteries|
|Detergent bottles (bottle only, lids go in the red bin)||Plastic cutlery|
|Empty plastic tubs (e.g. yoghurt tubs, ice cream containers)||Garden waste|
|Plastic meat trays||Food waste|
|Plastic plant pots (less than 10cm in diameter)||Clothes or fabric|
|Plastic fruit punnets and biscuit trays||Chemicals|
|Aluminium trays and foil (clean and scrunched)||Hazardous waste|
|Aluminium and steel cans||Light globes|
|Glass jars and bottles (separate glass from metal lids and place both in the yellow bin)||Electronics|
|Envelopes (including with plastic windows)||Gas cylinders or canisters|
|Shredded paper or shredded newspaper|
|Tetra Pak (long life milk) cartons|
Green bin (green lid)
You can now put food scraps in your green bin. Visit our food scrap recycling service page for more information.
|Fruit and vegetable scraps||Plastic bags (including biodegradable or compostable bags)|
|Weeds and flowers||Packaging of any kind (including biodegradable or compostable)|
|Egg shells||Cigarette butts|
|Dairy leftovers||Nappies and baby wipes|
|Coffee grounds and loose leaf tea||Tea bags or coffee pods|
|Bread, pasta, cereal and rice||Coffee cups (including biodegradable or compostable)|
|Meat scraps and bones||Kitty litter (including biodegradable)|
|Used paper towel, newspaper and white napkins||Dishcloths|
|Grass and leaves||Dog or cat droppings|
|Small branches and twigs||Ash and tree stumps|
|Garden prunings||Hair (including pet hair)|
|Tissues (provided you are not in self-isolation, have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case)||Paper plates|
|Seafood including shells||Plastic cutlery and plates (including biodegradable or compostable)|
|Napkins or serviettes that have been printed on or heavily dyed (e.g. black napkins)|
|Wooden icy pole sticks|
Household garbage bin (red lid)
This is the bin for plastic bags.
|Ceramics, crockery and glassware||Garden waste|
|Plastic bags||Hazardous materials or liquids|
|Plastic wrap and cling wrap||Soil or ash|
|Nappies (wrapped)||Medical waste|
|Used paper towel and tissues (if you are in self-isolation, unwell, or have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19)|