A-Z Recycling Guide

We understand it can be a little confusing knowing which items can or cannot be recycled, what you should do with them or which bin to use. To help make things easier, we’ve put together an A-Z guide for residents that provides guidance on what to do when disposing of items.​

Recycling if you live in a flat or tenement

Bring Sites have been provided to make it easier for residents living in flats and tenements in Dundee to recycle. Please be considerate of others when using these facilities.

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Recycling points across the city

Recycling points are smaller in scale and have a more limited number of bins than Recycling Centres. However, they are sited in locations throughout Dundee.

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Recycle for Dundee

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y
Item Category Guidance More Info
Asbestos Containing Materials Special / Hazardous
  • e.g. fibre cement roofing, cladding, pipe insulation etc (examples are not exhaustive) from buildings built or refurbished before year 2000.
  • Asbestos is a hazardous material not accepted at Riverside or Baldovie recycling centres.
  • Householders should contact specialist waste management companies for safe disposal.
Bags (Bin liners, freezer bags and cling-film) Storage & Packaging
  • Not currently recycled.
  • Do not place in Burgundy recycling bins.
  • Place in Grey general waste bin.
Bags (Brown Paper) Storage & Packaging
Bags (Plastic Carrier) Storage & Packaging
  • Do not place in Burgundy recycling bins. 
  • Reuse carrier bags where possible.
  • Check local supermarket for recycling scheme or place in Grey general waste bin.
Batteries (Domestic) Special / Hazardous
Batteries (Lead Acid - car batteries) Special / Hazardous
Bicycles Leisure & Sport
Black Plastics General
  • No black plastic please.  Sorting technology can struggle to detect black plastic.
  • Can be disposed of in Grey general waste bin.
Bleach bottles (Plastic) Cleaning
Books (Hardback) Books & Print
  • Donate to local charity shop.
  • Do not place in Blue Paper & Cardboard Bins.