Black / blue household waste bin

What goes in my black/blue household waste bin?

You can put any household waste that can’t be recycled or composted in your black/blue household waste bin, such as…

  • Crisp packets
  • Sweet/chocolate wrappers
  • Plastic wrapping
  • Cling film
  • Bubble wrap
  • Polystyrene
  • Nappies

No thanks!

  • Any items that could be recycled using your other containers.

Boxes and bag

What goes in my boxes and bag?

Green box

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic pots
  • Plastic trays
  • Plastic tubs
  • Cans
  • Tins
  • Aerosols
  • Clean foil

Black box

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

Blue bag

  • Cardboard packaging
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Yellow pages
  • Catalogues
  • Shredded paper
  • Envelopes
  • Paper toilet tubes
  • Cardboard egg boxes

Large boxes should be ripped up and placed inside your blue bag for collection.

No thanks!

  • Broken glass
  • Food & drink cartons
  • Dirty nappies
  • Cling film
  • Crisp packets

Wheelie box

What goes in my wheelie box?

Top box

  • Cardboard packaging
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Yellow pages
  • Catalogues
  • Shredded paper
  • Envelopes
  • Paper toilet tubes
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Large boxes should be ripped up and placed inside your top box for collection.

Middle box

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic pots
  • Plastic trays
  • Plastic tubs
  • Cans
  • Tins
  • Aerosols
  • Clean foil

Bottom box

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

No thanks!

  • Broken glass
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Dirty nappies
  • Cling film
  • Crisp packets

Kerbside caddy

Weekly food waste collections have been rolled out across all parts of Wrexham.

What goes in my kerbside caddy?

  • Fruit and veg – raw and cooked
  • Meat and fish – raw and cooked
  • Bones and egg shells
  • Rice, pasta, cereal and noodles
  • Bread, cakes, pastries and biscuits
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Cheese, eggs and yogurts
  • Beans, nuts, pulses and seeds
  • Uneaten food from your plate

No thanks!

  • Plastic carrier bags
  • Food packaging

Only use compostable bags which carry the European Bioplastics logo. Never use plastic carrier bags as they don’t compost.

You can buy approved compostable bags from most leading supermarkets.

Communal recycling bins

What goes in my communal recycling bin?

Paper and cardboard

  • Cardboard packaging
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Yellow pages
  • Catalogues
  • Shredded paper
  • Envelopes
  • Paper toilet tubes
  • Cardboard egg boxes

Mixed plastics

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic pots
  • Plastic trays
  • Plastic tubs

Glass

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

Tins and cans

  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins
  • Aerosols
  • Clean foil

No thanks!

  • Broken glass
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Dirty nappies
  • Cling film
  • Crisp packets
  • Carrier bags

Please don’t place carrier bags in any of the communal recycling bins. This will cause contamination, and your recycling bin may not be emptied.

Green garden bin and additional green bin collection scheme

What goes in my green garden waste bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge and shrub prunings
  • Dead flowers
  • Weeds

No thanks!

  • Soil
  • Wood
  • Bricks
  • Japanese knotweed
  • All pet and animal faeces
  • Any type of cardboard

Don't forget you can take garden waste to your nearest household recycling centre to dispose of free of charge. Or, if you have the space, you can compost it at home.

Additional green bins

One 240L green garden waste bin is issued to every household, and emptied fortnightly. To request an extra green bin, at a cost of £16.50, contact us.

 

Bulky household items

Some items are too large or heavy for your normal bin collection (e.g. furniture, white goods and garden equipment). If you have any bulky items you can order a bulky household item removal.

Alternatively you can take the items to your local household recycling centre and there are also places you can donate furniture to in Wrexham.

Sign up for bin reminders

If you sign up for reminders you’ll receive a weekly email the day before each collection - so you never have to remember what bin goes out when.

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