What Goes Where?

All Paper & Card Products

Yes please

√        Newspapers & magazinesA blue bin for all paper and card products
       Phone books & yellow pages
       Cardboard boxes and packaging
       Beverage cartons
        Envelopes (inc.window envelopes)
       Letters and unwanted mail                
       Scrap & shredded paper

 No thanks

X         Plastic bags
X         Plastic bottles
X         Polystyrene
X         Crisp packets
X         Padded envelopes
X         Tissues
X         Metallic wrapping paper
X         Food contaminated paper / card
X         Used wallpaper
X         Painted paper / card

All Glass Containers/Sacks

Yes please

√        Glass Bottles and jars (please rinse) an orange box for all glass containers

No thanks

X        Plastic bags
       Mirror or window glass

Cans & Plastic Bottles 

Yes please

√        Drinks cans & food tins 
√        Foil food traysA purple bin for cans and plastic bottles
√        Clean tin foil
√        Aerosols
√        Metal bottle tops & jar lids
√        Plastic bottles & containers (types PET 1 & HDPE 2)

 The plastic type code can be found embossed on or near the base of the plastic bottle 

No thanks

X        Plastic bags
       Plastic toys
X        Oil & paint tins
X        Yogurt & margarine tubs

All Organic Garden and Kitchen Waste*

Yes please        

√        Grass Cuttings                                                            a brown bin for all organic garden and kitchen waste
√        Leaves & small branches
√        Plants & weeds
√        Hedge trimmings
        ALL Food waste

        Ash from wood burning stoves

No thanks

X        Dog Fouling
X        Plastics
X        Root balls
       Rubble or Stones
       Soil, turf or sods
       Blocks of wood

*From 01 April 2019, a charge has been in place for the collection of garden waste. Food waste is collected free of charge. Apply for a garden waste permit.

All Other Waste that Cannot be Recycled

Use your green bin for all other waste.Green bin

Please make sure all waste is contained within the bin, with the lid closed. 

Please do not leave excess or side waste beside your bin as it will not be uplifted and 
could be burst open by birds and animals.

Ash from coal fires canot be recycled and should be placed in your green bin **.

**Always let the ash cool down before placing in any bin.  Wrap in newspaper to cut out dust dispersal when servicing your bin.

Residual waste bins are serviced three-weekly and only ONE bin will be serviced per household per collection.


You can find a printable guide to using your recycling containers by clicking on the following link:

Recycling Centres

Larger amounts of recyclable materials collected at kerbside as well as many other recyclable materials can also be taken to your nearest Recycling Centre

Yes please

 Batteries, Car batteries
 CD’s & DVD’s 
 Engine oil
 Scrap metal
 White goods
 (WEEE) Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

  • Gollachy Recycling Centre, Buckie
  • Chanonry Recycling Centre, Elgin
  • Waterford Recycling Centre, Forres
  • Balloch Road Recycling Centre, Keith
  • Spey Bay Recycling Centre, Dallachy

Contact Us

Recycling Hotline


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