May Day Bank Holiday - our offices are closed

Council offices and contact centres are closed on Saturday 29 April and Monday 1 May. We're open again on Tuesday 2 May. Bins will be collected as normal on Bank Holiday Monday.

Recycling Guide

What can go into my blue lid recycling bin?


Thank you for using your blue lid bin and helping Sandwell recycle. Here’s a quick guide to what you can or can’t put in your blue lid recycling bin.

Yes please to the things shown with green ticks below:


Clear plastic bottles

Clear plastic bottles

Coloured plastic bottles

Coloured plastic bottles

Plastic tubs

Plastic tubs


Cans

Cans

Areosols

Aerosols

Steel tins

Tins


Cardboard

Cardboard

Card

Card

Cartons

Cartons


Newspaper

Newspaper

Catalogues

Catalogues & magazines

Paper

Paper


Glass bottles

Glass bottles

Glass jars

Glass jars

Foil

Foil

Plastic trays

Plastic trays


What's not allowed in my blue lid recycling bin.


We can’t recycle the things below (shown with a red cross), so please don’t put them in your blue lid bin.
Sorry, but if we see any of them in your recycling bin, we won’t empty it and you’ll need to take them out before we can empty your bin on your next collection.

All of the things below need to be put in your domestic or household waste grey bin (or garden waste bin for garden waste).


Black Bin Bag

Black bags

Nappies

Nappies

Clothing and textiles

Clothing and textiles


Shoes and boots

Shoes and boots

Food waste

Food waste

Hard plastics

Hard plastics


Small electricals

Electricals

Wood

Wood

Carpets and rugs

Carpets, mats and rugs


Garden waste

Garden waste

Bricks

Building materials

kitchenware

Kitchenware


Polystyrene

Polystyrene

Crisp packets

Crisp packets