About recycling bins and sacks

Part of: Types of rubbish and recycling bin

In your recycling bin you can put:

  • paper and cardboard — including shredded paper
  • glass bottles and jars
  • food tins, drink cans and aerosols
  • plastic bottles
  • food and drink cartons (Tetra Paks)
  • plastic food trays and containers such as yoghurt pots

Check the A-Z of materials on the North London Waste Authority website for a full list of items that can be recycled.

If yours is lost, broken or you need a new one, you can can order a new bin or sacks.

Household recycling bin

Green lid wheelie bins or fully green wheelie bins are for household use.

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Household recycling green sacks

Green sacks for household use.

Filled and tied green recycling sack

Communal recycling bin

Large black wheelie bins are for shared use with other households.

A large black wheelie bin with a black lid and recycling stick on the front.