What Goes In Which Bin?
Recycling - What goes in the green bin?
Keep your recycling loose. Please do not put plastic bags or bin liners in your green bin.
Make sure your recycling is clean - you can rinse it in your used dish water when you've finished washing up, just make sure all the left over food/liquid has been rinsed out
|You can recycle||You can't recycle||Please remember|
Metal jar lids
No foil trays - these can be recycled at foil banks/tips
No tin foil - this can be recycled at foil banks/tips
Rinse tins and cans - you can rinse them in your used dish water when you've finished washing up, just make sure all the left over food/liquid has been rinsed out
Push sharp tops inside tins - sharp lids can cause injuries to collection crew and sorters
Labels can be left on
No need to squash tins - the machines at the sorting plant identify tins better when they are in their original shape
No glass dishes (Pyrex)
No window panes
No metal caps (eg beer bottle caps) -they are too small and can fall through the machinery and get mixed up with the glass so need to go in your black bin
Rinse bottles and jars - you can rinse them in your dish water when you've finished washing up, just make sure all the left over food/liquid has been rinsed out
Remove metal lids from jars, rinse and put them in the bin separately
Labels can be left on
All colour glass accepted
|All plastic bottles eg:
No black plastic - it can't be recognised by the machinery at the sorting plant and is the lowest grade already so there is no demand to recycle it (brown is ok)
No black plant pots
No blister packs
No pumps, trigger sprays, film, foil etc
No motor oil bottles - please dispose of these at your local household recycling centre (tip)
No crisp packets or plastic bags/wrapping - bags can be recycled through supermarket plastic bags recycling facilities
No other items made of plastic - it's currently not possible to recycle any other plastic items eg toys etc through your kerbside collection (even if an item has a recycling symbol on it it does not mean it can be recycled in Wyre Forest; different areas have different facilities for recycling). If items are in good condition you may like to consider a reuse organisation or charity shop
Plastic lids can be left on
Rinse bottles and containers - you can rinse them in your dish water when you've finished washing up, just make sure all they left over food/liquid has been rinsed out
Labels can be left on
No need to squash - the machines at the sorting plant identify bottles and containers better when they are in their original shape
Plain, non metallic wrapping paper
No metallic or glittery wrapping paper
No paper that has used for childrens crafts etc, ie has paint, glitter, glue or similar on it
Remove any plastic wrappings - Bags (including cereal bags, bread bags, fruit and veg bags) can be recycled through supermarket plastic bags recycling facilities.
Keep paper flat (don't scrunch into balls) - the sorting machine separates paper better when flat
|All cartons eg:
Rinse cartons - you can rinse them in your dish water when you've finished washing up, just make sure all the left over food/liquid has been rinsed out
No need to squash cartons - the machines at the sorting plant identify cartons better when they are in their original shape
|Thin cardboard boxes eg:
Corrugated/thick cardboard boxes
Kitchen/toilet roll tubes
Pizza boxes (if clean, if the base is very greasy please separate and dispose of the greasy bit in your rubbish bin)
|No heavily soiled boxes||
Flatten boxes and tubes - the sorting machine separates cardboard better when flat
Please reduce boxes to wheelie-bin size pieces not exceeding 50cm x 60cm
Remove inner packaging -
Watch the video below from Envirosort on how your recycling is sorted to find out more.
- No textiles in your green bin - you can recycle at your local household waste site (tip) or at re-use organisations, charity shops and recycling sites where it can be donated for re-use/recycling
- No plastic bags in your green bin - anything contained within a plastic bag will be rejected at the recycling sorting plant to landfill. Our crews will not empty green or brown bins that contain bagged waste or waste that is not recyclable. Bags (including cereal bags, bread bags, fruit and veg bags) can be recycled through supermarket plastic bags recycling facilities
- No car batteries or other batteries - these can be recycled at your local household waste site (tip) or other smaller batteries can be taken to 'battery tubes/tubs' located in many shops and public buildings around Wyre Forest
- No gas canisters
- No engines parts
- No tires
- No mobile phones these can be recycled through schemes such as envirofone.
- If it's too big for the bin please don't leave it next to the bin for collection, if it won't fit in the bin it probably won't go through the sorting machines please take it to the tip, use our bulky waste collection service or try a reuse option like Worcester Resource Exchange
More information on reducing, reusing and recycling can be found on Let's Waste Less.
Garden waste - What goes in your brown bin?
- Grass cuttings
- Hedge and shrub clippings
- Leaves, twigs and bark
- Small plants and weeds
- Windfall fruit
- Cut flowers
- Kitchen waste (ie peelings)
- Animal waste (bedding / litter / faeces)
- Plastic bags / pots / trays; brick / rubble / soil / stones
- Tree stumps
- Large branches (over 10cm/4in in diameter)
Rubbish - What goes in your black/grey bin?
- All unrecyclable household waste
- Builders waste/rubble - this can be take to your local household waste site (tip)
- Garden waste - this can be recycled at home in a compost bin, collected through our Garden Waste Collection service or taken to your local household waste site (tip)
- Batteries and items containing batteries
- Electrical items
- Textiles such as duvets, pillows, bed linen and curtains
Have we missed anything? Contact us and we'll advise you.