Burgundy Bin (Plastics, Metal and Cartons)

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Collection Frequency

Collected every 3 weeks (kerbside service). 

What can I put in my burgundy bin?

Metal cans and tins, plastic pots, tubs and trays, and cartons.

Metals - Empty and rinsed

  • Food and Drinks Cans
  • Empty Aerosols
  • Foil Trays
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Chocolate and Biscuit Tins
  • Metal Lids

Plastics - Rinsed and squashed

  • Food and Drink Bottles
  • Toiletry Bottles
  • Tablet and Medicine Bottles
  • Pots, Tubs and Trays
  • Lids and Tops

Cartons - Rinsed and squashed

  • Food and Drink Cartons (e.g. Tetra-paks)

What can I not put in my  burgundy bin?

  • Plastic bags, liners and cling-film
  • Crisp bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic wrappers and netting
  • Plastic cups and straws
  • Small and large electricals
  • Batteries and wire
  • Oil and paint cans
  • Cutlery
  • Metal pots, pans and trays
  • Coffee pods
  • Food and drink pouches
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Stacked crisp tubes

Please refer to our Recycling A-Z for further information on disposal of the above materials.


  1. Rinse your metals. Rinse and squash your plastics and cartons
  2. Place your recycling into your burgundy or red lidded bin.

Bin Collections

Please ensure your burgundy bin is presented by 7.30am, at an agreed location on collection day and returned to your bin storage area by the end of collection day. Collections take place between 7:30am-3:30pm (Mon-Thur) and 7:30am-3pm (Friday).

Recycling Information

Find out what happens to recycled metals, plastics and cartons