Recycling (Blue lid bin)

Image of a blue lidded recycling bin

You can put the following in your blue lid recycling bin:

  • paper
  • cardboard and card
  • food and drink cans
  • food and drink cartons
  • plastic packaging (including plastic bottles and plastic food trays)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic carrier bags - please empty bags before putting these in your recycling bin
  • empty aerosol cans.

Make sure you break up any boxes, squash cans and plastic bottles etc to maximise the amount of recycling you can fit in your bin.

Do you want to increase your recycling, but your blue bin is always full? Request a bigger blue bin.

For a quick guide to what you can or can’t put in your blue lid recycling bin, check out our recycling guide.  

Recycling symbols appear on lots of everyday items and help us to identify how different types of packaging can be recycled. Find out more about on-pack recycling symbols