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What we pick up as household rubbish

This handy guide will help you decide what to put in your rubbish bin or black bags.

Items we pick up

Please note the household rubbish listed below should be bagged up securely and may be left in a container such as a dustbin or wheelie bin or communal rubbish bin for collection. 

  • polystyrene 
  • nappies/sanitary products 
  • takeaway coffee cups 
  • used kitchen paper 
  • food-soiled pizza boxes 
  • toys, crockery, broken glass (wrap all broken glass)
  • foil-lined packets (including foil-lined crisp packets, sweet wrappers and pet food sachets)
  • light bulbs 
  • Pyrex items 
  • mirrors 
  • empty paint tins 
  • 'Jiffy' padded bags 
  • photographs 
  • laminated paper or foil wrapping paper 
  • dirty/fouled textiles 
  • large bones/carcasses 
  • pet waste and bedding
  • used duvets and pillows
  • food waste if no food waste service is provided for your property. 

Please think about taking good quality items to a charity shop for reuse or having them repaired.  

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