What goes in your bins in the Ryedale area?

This service is delivered differently in each area of the county. This information relates to the former district of Ryedale. Looking for information in another area of the county? You can change the location here.

Find out what rubbish can be put in your waste bin or bin liners, recycling containers and garden waste bin in the Ryedale area.

Residents in the Ryedale area may have up to five containers:

  1. black or green wheelie bin
  2. green recycling container
  3. black recycling container
  4. blue recycling container
  5. brown garden bin

Black and green wheelie bins or liners

A 180 litre black wheelie bin is provided to most residents for non-recyclable household waste. Smaller 140 litre bins are also available. Contact us to request a smaller bin.

We give 52 black liners per year to properties unsuitable for wheelie bins, or where residents need help putting their bins out. These liners can be used for household waste that can’t be recycled. Apply for help with putting your bin out.

Properties using black liners may be provided with a wheelie bin for storage of the black liners containing non-recyclable waste if you need it. A maximum of three liners per property will be taken at each collection.

If you have a household of five or more people or if someone in the household has a medical condition that contributes to excess waste, you can apply for a larger bin.


Batteries should be recycled safely at one of the household waste recycling centres or find your local battery recycling point on the Take Charge website.

Green recycling container

We will accept:

  • plastic bottles from the kitchen, utility or bathroom
  • drinks and food cans, biscuit tins and aerosols

We will not accept:

  • yoghurt pots
  • plastic bags - biodegradable bags should also be placed in your bin for non-recyclable waste
  • polystyrene
  • cling film
  • food trays
  • pots
  • medicine blister packs - these can be recycled at certain stores, visit our plastic recycling page for details
  • paint tins
  • cutlery
  • large metal items
  • toothpaste tubes

Black recycling container

We will accept:

  • all glass bottles
  • all glass jars

We will not accept:

  • window glass
  • crockery
  • ceramics
  • Pyrex and glass cookware
  • spectacles

Blue recycling containers

We will accept:

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • junk mail
  • catalogues
  • white papers
  • telephone directories
  • cardboard boxes
  • cardboard food packaging
  • greeting cards
  • kitchen and loo roll tubes
  • envelopes
  • paper and card

We will not accept:

  • wallpaper
  • beverage cartons (Tetra Pak)
  • polystyrene
  • plastic bags
  • cling film
  • cardboard with food on it

Brown garden bin

We will accept:

  • grass cuttings
  • windfalls
  • flowers
  • plants
  • hedge clippings
  • leaves and bark
  • weeds
  • turf
  • hay and straw
  • small branches and prunings

We will not accept:

  • anything that may be contaminated with dog or cat waste
  • excessive soil – please remove as much as possible from your garden waste