What goes in my recycling wheelie bins?

Your white-lidded bin is for plastic packaging, glass, cans and cartons. Your blue-lidded bin is for clean paper and card.

If you need any replacement bins, get in touch.

No additional waste and recycling left at the side of your bins will be collected.

Recycling bins with a white lid

This wheelie bin is used for plastic packaging, glass, cans and cartons.

We’ll collect:

  • glass bottles and jars (metal lids can go in, but separately)
  • plastic food containers like yoghurt pots, spread tubs and meat, fruit or ready meal trays
  • food and drink cartons and cans
  • plastic tubs or metal tins from sweets and cakes
  • foil

We will not collect:

Please do not put the following items in your white lid bin as they cannot be recycled:

  • mirrors or sheet glass (see dangerous waste)
  • lightbulbs
  • glass cookware (like Pyrex) or drinking glasses
  • pet food pouches
  • polystyrene
  • nappies
  • other household plastics like plant pots or plastic bags
white lidded bin

Recycling bins with a blue lid

This wheelie bin is used for paper and cardboard.

We’ll collect:

  • newspapers and magazines
  • letters, envelopes and junk mail (whole or shredded)
  • cereal boxes and other dry food and medicine packaging
  • paper bags
  • cardboard boxes (flattened)

We will not collect:

Please do not put the following items in your blue lid bin as they cannot be recycled:

  • food or drink cartons
  • plastics (including bags), glass or foil
  • foam cups, or used paper cups, plates and straws
blue lidded bin
Bexley factsheet guide to recycling

Fact sheet guide to recycling

We have put together a handy download and keep "What to recycle" fact sheet.

Download fact sheet