Automated recycling

Yellow bin sins

Below is a list of items that should not be placed into your yellow bin. 



Nappies cannot be recycled through the yellow bin service.  If you are disposing of nappies, place these into the red bin.


Hose Pipe

Cannot be recycled through the yellow bin service.

If you are throwing away hose pipe, place into the RED bin or take to your local EcoDrop.



Clothing in the yellow bin causes problems at the MRF, plus the clothing has to be thrown away.

Please take unwanted clothes to your local EcoDrop to ensure it gets re-used.



Ammunition risks causing an explosion at our MRF and causing harm to our staff.

Dispose of ammunition correctly and take to your local Police Station or Gun Club.  Your local gun shop can also offer advice on where to dispose of un-used rounds safely.


Gas Cylinders

These present a hazard to the kerbside collection truck and our staff at the Material Recovery Facility through the risk of an explosion.

LPG cylinders can be dropped off for free at your local EcoDrop.


Furniture and Wood

We cannot recycle any wood or furniture we receive through the yellow bin service.

We can accept furniture at your local EcoDrop and if we can re-use it, it's free!


Waste Oil Containers

These need to be disposed of in the red bin or at your local EcoDrop.  Unfortunately, the residual oil in the container is considered a hazardous material.

The remaining oil in the container can be disposed of for free at your local EcoDrop.  The empty container will then have to be disposed of into the pit or into the Red Bin.


Paint Tins

Paint tins are not accepted in the yellow bin. We will accept household volumes of paint free of charge at your local EcoDrop.  Placing them into the yellow bin can contaminate other recyclables.



Syringes and Medical Waste

These are a hazard for our staff members at the Material Recovery facility.

To dispose of these correctly, please place them into the Red bin or an approved sharps collection bin.


Not allowed in Yellow Bin Where it should be disposed of
Ash (cold) EcoDrop
Bubble wrap EcoDrop
Car parts and scrap metal EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Ceramics, porcelain and crockery EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Clothing, fabric and shoes EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Cutlery EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Drinking glasses EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Empty Engine oil containers Red Bin or EcoDrop
General refuse Red Bin or EcoDrop
Household appliances EcoDrop or Recycling Centre
Light bulbs Red bin
Mirrors EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Nappies Red bin or EcoDrop
Paint and chemicals EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Plastic ties and plastic tubing Red Bin or EcoDrop
Polystyrene (packaging and meat trays) Red Bin or EcoDrop
Flimsy plastic packaging Red Bin or EcoDrop
Food and garden waste Green Bin or EcoDrop
Furniture EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Garden hose Red bin
Toys EcoDrop Recycling Centre
Tyres and rubber EcoDrop
Window or windscreen glass EcoDrop
LPG Bottles EcoDrop Recycling Centre