What can I put in my burgundy bin?

Disposal of face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Please put face masks and disposable gloves in the normal waste at home for disposal in your grey bin.

Do not put them in a beige or burgundy recycling bin as they cannot be recycled through conventional recycling facilities.

  • foil and foil trays
  • plastic bottles without lids
  • tins and drinks cans
  • aerosols
  • glass bottles and jars without lids

Your bin will not be emptied if it contains other items.

All the plastics that we recycle from the burgundy bin are high grade.

Items such as bottle tops, yoghurt pots, tubs and trays are low grade plastics and we are currently unable to recycle these.

Carrier bags – we would encourage you to use bags for life and return to the shop to be exchanged when they reach the end of their life.

Recycling tips