Renfrewshire Council

your blue bin

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Your blue bin

Here's a list of what should and should not go in your blue recycling bin.

✔ Cardboard (flattened)
✔ Cereal boxes
✔ Large brown cardboard boxes
✔ Corrugated cardboard
✔ Toilet and kitchen roll tubes
✔ Cardboard packaging
✔ Paper (clean and dry)
✔ Envelopes (with and without windows)
✔ Magazines
✔ Newspapers
✔ Office paper
✔ Telephone directories
✔ Paperback books
✔ Catalogues
✔Junk mail and takeaway menus

✘ Glass 
✘ Plastics and cans
✘ Hardback books
✘ Plastic carrier bags
✘ Padded envelopes 
✘ Plastic wrapping and bubble wrap 
✘ Polystyrene
✘ Packaging with food residue
✘ Used tissues and kitchen roll 
✘ Foil wrapping paper
✘ Tinfoil
✘ Shredded paper