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.

Alternatively please contact Envirocomp.


Hose Pipe

Hose gets tangled around all the machinery in the Material Recovery Facility.  It 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.



We currently get 1/2 tonne of clothes every day through the yellow bin service.  Once it gets to us, we have to throw them away.

Please take unwanted clothes to your local EcoDrop and we will make sure it gets re-used.



Ammunition risks causing an explosion at our Material Recovery Facility 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.

Gas 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!


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 container will then have to be disposed of into the pit or into the Red Bin.


Paint tins

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 sharps

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 (hot or cold) EcoDrop Parkhouse Road & Styx Mill Road
Bubble wrap EcoDrop
Car parts and scrap metal EcoDrop
Ceramics, porcelain and crockery EcoDrop
Clothing, fabric and shoes EcoDrop
Cutlery EcoDrop
Drinking glasses EcoDrop
Engine oil containers EcoDrop
General rubbish Red Bin or EcoDrop
Household appliances EcoDrop
Light bulbs Red bin
Mirrors EcoDrop
Nappies Red bin or visit
Paint and chemicals EcoDrop
Plastic ties and plastic tubing EcoDrop
Polystyrene (packaging and meat trays) EcoDrop
Flimsy plastic packaging Red Bin
Food and garden waste Green Bin or EcoDrop
Furniture EcoDrop
Garden hose Red bin or EcoDrop
Toys EcoDrop
Tyres and rubber EcoDrop
Window or windscreen glass EcoDrop
Gas Bottles EcoDrop