Purple-lidded bin

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Your bin must be at your property boundary by 7am on your collection day. Residents must ensure that their bins are brought back to their usual storage location by the end of the collection day, as it may obstruct the highway or pavement and look untidy. 

Please see our leaflet entitled Right Thing, Right Bin which sets out what can be placed in each bin.

Please note that side waste (any extra bags or other waste) will not be collected if left next to your bins on collection day.

The following items should be placed in your purple-lidded bin:

  • paper (with no glue or paint)
  • cardboard tubes and boxes
  • food packaging boxes (with no food)
  • cardboard egg boxes
  • envelopes with or without plastic windows
  • junk mail
  • newspapers and magazines
  • household packaging
  • greeting cards and wrapping paper (with no foil or glitter)

All paper and card must be clean with no food residue.

The following cannot be placed in your purple-lidded bin and should be placed in your black bin:

  • takeaway pizza/food boxes
  • shredded paper
  • tissues, wipes and kitchen roll
  • books
  • cigarette packets
  • greeting cards and wrapping paper with glitter and foil

Additional information:

For more information about the following services please see our fees and charges page