What goes in each bin
Pink lid bin
Your pink-lid bin will be emptied every two weeks.
Your pink-lid bin is for general household waste, such as:
- general waste
- food waste
- plastic bags and film
- nappies and wipes
- vacuum cleaner waste
- pet bedding
- paper cups and plates
Items that can’t go in your pink-lid bin include:
- hot ashes
- electrical items, batteries, energy-saving lightbulbs or fluorescent tubes*
- paint tins*
*These items can be taken to a household waste recycling centre.
For more information about what items can or can’t be recycled at home or at a recycling centre, see our A-Z of waste:
To save space in your pink-lid bin, you should use your black bin and green bin for items that can be recycled.
If all your household waste will not fit in your pink-lid bin, you can take the excess waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.