All general rubbish, food and organic household waste goes in this bin. The contents of your green-top rubbish bin are collected weekly.
Below are items which should not go into your green-top bin:
NO glass bottles (these can be placed in your recycling bin);
NO hot ashes;
NO construction or building materials;
NO Household Hazardous Waste;
NO motor oil;
NO car batteries;
NO heavy items.
If you have a compost bin, click here for a full list of items that can be put in this bin.
The contents of your yellow-top recycling bin are collected fortnightly, are sorted and bailed at the material recovery facility (MRF) and sold to industry for re-processing.
Items should be loose (do not put in plastic bags), and if possible rinsed or scraped out clean.
Items you can put in your recycling bin:
Plastic: Bottles and lids (separately), margarine and ice-cream containers (up to 5 litres in capacity), and flower pots (clean). Look for the recycling symbol.
Steel: Food/drink cans and aerosol cans.
Cardboard: Cereal boxes, pizza boxes (empty), boxes and egg cartons.
Glass: Bottles and jars.
Aluminium: Cans, clean foil and foil trays.
Paper: Magazines, newspapers, office paper, envelopes and glossy paper.
Items you should not put in your recycling bin:
NO plastic bags;
NO food or garden waste;
NO electrical goods;
NO clothing, textiles or bedding;
NO ceramics or pyrex;
NO oil or paint.
The contents of your brown-top greenwaste bin are collected on alternative weeks to your yellow-top recycling bin.
No sand, soil or plastic bags should be placed in this bin.
Place the following into your brown-top greenwaste bin: Grass, leaves and weeds (but no soil)
Prunings and small plants
Want to know what happens to your greenwaste once it is collected? Find out here.
For a more detailed list of what can go in each bin, see our A-Z of waste.