Your blue bin

blue binWe provide every household with a blue wheelie bin and empty them on alternate weeks to your non recyclable waste. Find out when your bins will be emptied using the online bin calendar at the top of the Bins and Recycling page 

What to put in your blue bin 

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.

Missed, lost or damaged bins

To report a missed, lost or damaged bin, you can fill in one of the online forms below or telephone 0345 002 0022 by the end of the next working day after it was due to be emptied. If the crew have not reported an issue with your bin, we will return within three working days to empty it. 

Our waste services are jointly operated with Lichfield District Council and you will be taken to to their website to report these issues.

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 0022 or apply for an additional recycling bin online PLEASE NOTE: You will be taken to our partner Lichfield District Council’s website to apply.