What goes in your bin

What goes in your bins and food caddy and what to do on collection day.

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Help us improve recycling

It's no secret that Uttlesford residents are keen recyclers - but make sure you are doing what you should to ensure all your recyclable waste does go off to be used again.

Recently there has been an increase in instances of recycling being put in black bin bags before being placed in the green-lidded recycling bin. Please do not do this as it means the waste cannot be recycled. Any black bin bag is simply removed at the sorting plant and sent to landfill, including its contents.

If you have too much recycling to fit in your bin you can leave the extra items next to your bin in cardboard boxes or any sort of plastic bag except black bin bags. Again, anything in a black bin bag will be sent to landfill.

Please also remember to rinse out empty food containers, including tins and bottles, before putting them in your recycling bin.


Check what goes in the food waste caddy

Check what you can and cannot put in the brown food waste caddy

Check what goes in the recycling bin

Check what you can and cannot put in the green-lidded recycling bin

Check what goes in the waste bin

Check what you can and cannot put in the grey waste bin