Waste Types

Green waster is biodegradable waste. Green waste can include:

  • grass cuttings
  • flower & flower cuttings
  • hedge trimmings
  • food waste no packaging or food containers.
  • leaves
  • prunings
  • branches
  • weeds must be clean of any excess soil or dirt
  • plants that are not in pots and have been cleaned of excess soil & dirt.

General Household Waste suitable for landfill. General household waster includes:

  • nappies and sanitary products (bagged for health reasons)
  • soft plastics such as chip packets
  • food scraps or expired food
  • non-reusable clothes, linen and shoes
  • small household batteries
  • boxes and polystyrene packaging
  • broken/unwanted ceramics, light bulbs, mirrored glass or drinking glasses
  • kitty litter
  • recyclable, biodegradable or reusable bags
  • broken/unrepairable toys
  • non-reusable pens, pencils, rubber bands, pencil sharpeners (and other stationery items).

Building Site Waste excluding any toxic or hazardous chemicals. Building waste examples:

  • insulation
  • nails & other building materials
  • electrical wiring
  • rebar (short for reinforcing bar)
  • tree stumps
  • building rubble
  • bricks
  • concrete
  • plasterboard
  • wood either damaged or unused off cuts
  • carpet

Recyclable Waste Suitable for recycling plants. Example of recyclable waste:

  • glass
  • paper such as newspapers, paper shredding, paper offcuts, etc.
  • metal such as steel, aluminium, copper and brass.
  • plastic bottles, packaging, moulded plastics etc.
  • textiles
  • electronics
  • car batteries – always place car batteries on top of the bin