Which bin to use

Recycling reminder for South Derbyshire residents
We’d like to thank South Derbyshire residents for helping us increase the amount of waste we send to be recycled.
One of the things we are often asked is what exactly should go in which bin. A handy guide is available on our website to help you with your recycling:Which bin to use.

At the moment, we are finding that because people are recycling more and the recycling bins are fuller, some collections may be carried out later than usual. Please leave out your bin until it has been collected.

We’re not able to accept the white textile bags for recycling at the moment. Please store any old textiles until we are able to resume the service.

Easy green recycling bin

Main bin

Empty aerosols, clean foil, food tins and cans, glass bottles and jars, margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, fruit and mushroom punnets, plastic bottles.

Inner caddy

Paper, junk mail, newspapers, cardboard, phone directories, magazines.

White sack

Currently Suspended.

Clothes, curtains, rags, shoes, belts, handbags, underwear, towels.

Sorry we cannot take black plastic items, pizza boxes, hard plastics, sweet tubs, plastic bags and plastic film or egg boxes.

green lidded bin white sack
green lidded bin
white sack

Brown compost bin

Food waste

Plate scrapings, meat, bones, fish, stale bread, cakes, dairy, fruit, vegetables, tea bags, coffee grounds, cooked food and salad.

Garden waste

Weeds, grass, leaves, branches, pet straw, wood shavings.

Sorry we cannot take plastic bags, plastic items, turf, soil, garden rubble, stones and non - compostable waste.

brown lidded bin
brown lidded bin

Black refuse bin

Non-recyclable refuse including:

Black plastic items, egg boxes, pizza boxes, juice cartons (tetrapak), plastic bags, cellophane, plastic wrapping packets, bubble wrap, polythene, polystyrene, plant pots, sticky tape, nappies, pet waste (bagged), toys, foam packaging, coat hangers, rigid plastic items.

black lidded bin
black lidded bin

For trouble free bin emptying, please ensure:

  1. All bins are out at the edge of your property by 6am on collection day. Sometimes we have to change the collection order and the crew may arrive earlier or later than your usual time.

  2. Bin lids are closed and no extra waste is left at the side of the bin. We do not take any extra waste from black or brown bins.

  3. That your brown bin, green bin and its black caddy contain only the materials on our wanted list. We can only recycle these materials and the crew are not allowed to sort through bins to remove unwanted items.