You can use any bag to collect your food waste (biodegradable, paper or plastic bags including bread bags, cereal packets or old shopping bags).
Use your leftover wrapping paper to cover school books or to make bunting for your Hogmanay party.
We can recycle your Christmas cards and the envelopes they come in - except glittery, foil or metallic ones!
Give your plastics and cans a rinse before they go in the bin. They don't need to be sparkling clean but doing this helps make sure the recycling is high quality and can be properly recycled.
Flatten and fold cardboard boxes before putting them in your bin. If you have any extra cardboard you can't fit in your bin, make sure it's bundled up and place it nearly beside your green bin, and we'll recycle it for you. You can also take larger boxes to one of our recycling centres.
If you're recycling your Christmas tree remember to remove its base, decorations and cut it in half if it's over 6ft before popping it neatly on the kerbside on its collection day.
What goes where?
Green lidded recycling bins
Paper - including wrapping paper, envelopes and Christmas cards (no glittery, foil or metallic ones)
Cardboard and drinks cartons
Plastic bottles (with lids), pots, tubs and trays - including empty plastic toiletry/household cleaning bottles
Clean tin foil - including mince pie cases!
Blue boxes and purple lidded communal glass bins
Glass bottles and jars
Blue boxes only - small electricals for example, hairdryers and toasters and batteries in a clear plastic bag left on top of your blue box
Grey lidded food recycling bins
All your cooked and uncooked food, including meat and bones.