What goes in your bins?

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Grey bins

Grey bins are for domestic waste and items that cannot be put in brown bins, such as:

  • Food scraps
  • Nappies
  • Cling film and polystyrene
  • Meat trays
  • Yoghurt pots and plastic food wrapping
  • Crisp packets and sweet wrappers
  • Bottle lids
  • Glass bottles
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Brown bins

Brown bins are for recyclable waste that can be picked up by our bin crews. This is what can go in your brown bin:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Paper
  • Thin card
  • Plastic bottles (please rinse)
  • Aluminium and steel tins and cans (please rinse)
  • Catalogues and telephone directories, including Yellow Pages
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Silver eurobins

Silver eurobins are for domestic waste that cannot be recycled, including:

  • Food scraps
  • Nappies
  • Cling film and polystyrene
  • Meat trays
  • Yoghurt pots and plastic food wrappers
  • Bottle lids
  • Glass bottles
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Blue eurobins

Blue eurobins are for household waste that can be recycled, including:

  • Paper
  • Thin card
  • Plastic bottles (please rinse)
  • Tins and cans (please rinse)
  • Catalogues, telephone directories (including Yellow Pages)
  • Glass

However, flats and apartments often have two blue eurobins – one is for paper and cardboard, and the other mixed recyclables. Make sure you check the signage before adding your waste.

It’s all in our handy guide

We’ve created a simple guide to rubbish and recycling collections in Barking and Dagenham detailing everything you need to know about our service .

You can download extra copies of the guide here.

Has your bin collection been missed?

We’re sorry your bin wasn’t collected on time! If your bin hasn’t been picked up after 10pm on the day of your regular collection, get in touch with us before 6pm the following working day and we’ll look into it.

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