What can and can't be put in a blue bin, requesting a second bin online and what to do when a second blue bin is no longer needed.
Use your blue bin for various paper, plastics, metals and glass packaging:
The following can/can't be placed into the blue bin:
Please note: Paper must not be bound/tied together or separated in bags from other materials. Please remove magazines/papers from delivery bags.
*Black refuse sacks cannot be placed in the blue recycling bin.
Please wash and squash the accepted plastic containers before putting into the bin.
Please do not use plastic bags to separate the materials.
Please note: all cans should be empty and clean, can be partially squashed but not crushed or flattened.
Please see the document below for a useful (and visual) guide about what you can recycle in your blue and brown bin:
Your guide to recycling at home (pdf 551kb opens in new window)
Any waste which can't be placed in your blue bin can either be:
Repair and reuse register (pdf 89kb opens in new window)
Have you ever wondered what difference it actually makes to recycle using your blue bin? The link to the video below shows how East Riding of Yorkshire Council, in partnership with Biffa Waste Services process your blue bin waste helping to create a greener environment:
What happens to the waste I recycle in my blue bin? (YouTube video, opens in new window)
If you are in an area which is on fortnightly collections of the blue and green bins and you are still finding that you regularly have too much recycling for your blue bin, you can request a second blue bin using the request a new bin online form:
Request a new bin online form
Households are only able to have one green and one brown bin.
You can also take some additional blue bin materials to your local mini recycling sites (finder map or to your local tip.
If you no longer need your second blue bin, you can arrange for it to be collected by phoning (01482) 393939 or emailing email@example.com
Yes you can.
Previously only those living in an area where fortnightly collections were being carried out were allowed, but now that fortnightly collections have been introduced across the whole of the East riding of Yorkshire, everyone can now put cardboard in their blue bin.