Information about which types of waste to put in your green bin.
Only waste which cannot be placed into the blue bin or the brown bin should be put in the green bin, as everything that is placed in this bin goes to be made into refuse derived fuel.
Read more about what you can place in your blue bin and brown bins.
Any extra household waste that you cannot fit into your green bin can be taken to any of our 10 tips.
The following items should not be placed in your green bin:
Find out what else can be taken to household waste recycling sites (tips).
In certain circumstances (e.g. the bin has been stolen or damaged) it is possible to request a new or replacement green bin. Find out more about how to request a new green bin.
Following successful trials, the Council is tagging all green bins across the East Riding with an orange information tag to remind residents that food waste can be recycled in the brown bin. Food waste placed in the brown bin can be turned into compost which increases recycling and reduces disposal costs.
Residents are entitled to one brown bin and one kitchen caddy per property. Find out more about how to request a new brown bin or kitchen caddy.
Caddy liners are available free of charge from Customer Service Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres and household waste recycling sites (tips).
Brown bins should be used for food and garden waste, including cooked and uncooked food, fruit and vegetable peelings, plate scrapings, bones, meat, and egg shells; as well as grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds.