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Grey waste bin

Your grey-lidded bin for non-recycling is collected fortnightly. Please make sure it is at the boundary of your property by 7am on your collection day.

Uttlesford black waste bin
We're now calling your waste bin the 'grey-lidded bin' rather than the 'black bin' as this best describes the colour of the plastic lid.

Its just a name change and no new bins are being issued. Please continue to use your current bin, we'll be collecting all your bins as usual.


Your grey-lidded bin is for general household waste which cannot be recycled.  

Not sure what to do with something? Find out if you can recycle it.

What you can put in your grey waste bin

Things that you can put in your grey waste bin include:

  • jiffy bags
  • patterned or flock wallpaper
  • disposable nappies
  • cling film
  • bubble wrap, shrink wrap
  • cellophane
  • crisp packets, chocolate wrappers etc.
  • black bin liners
  • expanded polystyrene / Styrofoam
  • CDs, DVDs, Video or cassette tapes
  • hard plastic items such as toys

What you cannot put in your grey waste bin

We will not collect any additional non-recycling left out with your grey waste bin. 

Things that you cannot put in your grey waste bin include:

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