What goes in your bins in the Hambleton area?

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Find out what rubbish can and cannot be put in your waste bins and boxes in the Hambleton area.

Residents in the Hambleton area may have up to 4 waste containers: 

  1. Black bin - refuse and general waste 
  2. Green bin - garden waste 
  3. Blue bin - recycling 
  4. Blue box – glass recycling 

Bins must be available by 6am on collection day 

Please do not tie anything to bins as this could get caught on the lifting mechanism.

Black bin - refuse and general waste 

We will accept: 

  • non recyclables
  • dust and ash bagged securely
  • hard plastics
  • food waste
  • polystyrene plastic
  • pet bedding 
  • bagged dog andpet waste
  • bagged nappies
  • wet soiled paper

We will not accept: 

  • recyclable items
  • paint tins
  • rubble
  • soil or turf 
  • tiles 
  • tarmac
  • concrete 
  • bricks 
  • construction materials
  • loose dust and ash

Green bin - garden waste 

We will accept: 

  • grass cuttings 
  • hedge clippings 
  • small pet bedding (not newspaper) 
  • garden fruit windfall 
  • moss 
  • leaves 
  • plants and weeds 
  • bark 
  • real trees, chopped up 

We will not accept: 

  • ash 
  • all plastic bags, including any labelled as compostable or biodegradable 
  • cardboard and paper 
  • cat and dog waste 
  • food waste 
  • fruit and veg peelings 
  • household rubbish 
  • pumpkins 
  • plant pots 
  • stone, soil, turf and compost 
  • treated wood or bark 

Blue bin for recycling 

We will accept: 

  • aerosols 
  • biscuit and chocolate tins 
  • cardboard 
  • egg boxes 
  • cardboard tubes - toilet and kitchen roll 
  • cartons - food, drink and similar containers, rinsed 
  • envelopes (including windowed) 
  • foil and aluminium food trays, rinsed 
  • food packaging card 
  • greetings cards (remove glitter and decorations)  
  • junk mail and catalogues 
  • newspapers and magazines 
  • office paper 
  • other paper, including clean paper bags 
  • pet food tins, rinsed 
  • plastic bottles, including trigger spray bottles and roller ball bottles, cleaned 
  • food pots, trays and containers 
  • yogurt pots margarine tubs, all colours except black. 
  • shredded paper, contained in a cardboard box such as a cereal box 
  • steel and aluminium food and drink cans  
  • telephone directories, Yellow Pages and similar 

We will not accept: 

  • batteries 
  • black plastic trays 
  • black sacks, empty or full 
  • bubble wrap 
  • car products 
  • card and aluminium takeaway container lids 
  • compostable or biodegradable plastic packaging  
  • corks 
  • corrugated plastic sheeting 
  • crisp packets 
  • DIY products 
  • domestic and commercial oil cans 
  • domestic insecticide containers 
  • electrical and electronic items 
  • foil laminate pouches - including pet food and drinks 
  • food waste 
  • glue containers 
  • hardback books 
  • light bulbs 
  • medicine blister packs
  • metal paint tins 
  • nappies 
  • oil cans 
  • paint aerosols 
  • plastic carrier bags 
  • plastic packaging films and cling film - biscuit wrappers and crisp packets 
  • plastic plant and paint pots 
  • polystyrene cups, polystyrene cups pizza trays and polystyrene cups packaging materials 
  • small UHT milk cartons and coffee pods 
  • takeaway pizza boxes and drink cups 
  • textiles and clothing 
  • toys, videotapes, CDs and DVDs 
  • tubular steel - camping chair legs etc 
  • used kitchen roll or tissues 
  • wallpaper and photographs 
  • washing up bowls, cutlery and drainer trays 

Blue box – glass recycling 

We will accept: 

  • glass jars, lids off 
  • glass bottles, lids off and no corks 

Metal lids can be placed in your blue lidded bin. 

We will not accept: 

  • drinking glasses 
  • Pyrex and other glass and ceramic cookware 
  • window glass 
  • spectacles