Recycling at home - What can go in your blue bin

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Only the following items can go into your Recycling Bin. Please remember your recyclable material should be clean, dry, empty and loose. Please do not put your recyclable items in plastic carrier bags.


  • Newspapers
  • Envelopes
  • Magazines & catalogues
  • Junk mail

Please do not put shredded paper in your blue bin.

Tins and cans

  • Food tins
  • Drinks cans
  • Aerosol cans


  • Cereal boxes
  • Egg boxes
  • Cardboard tubes

Please does not put takeaway pizza/burger boxes as these will be contaminated with food and grease.


  • Drinks bottles (eg pop, squash, milk)
  • Shower gel and shampoo bottles
  • Cleaning product bottles
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Margarine tubs

* Please take of lids and put them in your general waste bin.


Leaflets produced by Veolia Nottinghamshire (external link), tell you what can go in your blue recycling bin. They are available in different languages, including Romanian, Polish, Turkish, Slovak, Lithuanian and more.



Last Updated on Tuesday, October 19, 2021