Your blue bin

blue binWe provide every household with a blue wheelie bin and empty them on alternate weeks to your non recyclable waste.

Below is a list of all the types of recycling we currently accept or download a flyer of what you can recycle here. Please make sure you wash out empty containers before putting them in your bin, these should be put loose into the bin and not in black bags.

  • Paper, including newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, wrapping paper etc
  • Card, including flattened cardboard boxes, food sleeves, toilet and kitchen roll inners etc
  • Plastic containers, including margarine and ice cream tubs, yoghurt pots, bottles, empty carrier bags and plastic food trays etc
  • Aluminium foil, food trays or cans
  • Waxed cartons (Tetrapak), such as juice boxes or milk cartons
  • Glass bottles or jars
  • aerosol cans

The following items should not be placed in your blue bin:

  • General waste
  • Food waste
  • Nappies/sanitary products
  • Pyrex
  • Polystyrene
  • Garden waste
  • Large plastics

Please make sure your bin is at the kerbside from 7am on your collection day.

To report a missed, damaged or lost bin, you can fill our online form in here or telephone 0345 002 0022.

Find out when your bins will be emptied using the online bin calendar at the top of the Bins and Recycling page 

Our waste services are jointly operated with Lichfield District Council. 

Order a second blue bin for free

If your blue bin is overflowing, you can order a second blue bin for free. Just call our waste services team on 0345 002 0022Bins will not be emptied if they are heavy/overloaded