What can I put in my bins? Bracknell Forest Council

What can I put in my bins? Bracknell Forest Council
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FOOD waste caddies are set to join recycling bins and general waste bins at homes across Bracknell Forest from October.

This comes as councillors confirmed the introduction of the new collection service earlier this week.

Councillor Mrs Dorothy Hayes, MBE, executive member for environment at Bracknell Forest Council (BFC), said: “By recycling food waste we are aiming to increase recycling rates by around 10 per cent in the next year and create renewable energy at the same time. It’s an environmental win-win.

“Additionally, recycling more will help reduce the financial cost of throwing waste in landfill, which could cost taxpayers millions of pounds over the next few years.

“This money can be ploughed into other essential services instead, including supporting our most vulnerable residents.”

The new service means general waste green bins will now be collected every three weeks instead of every two weeks, but blue recycling bins will still be collected fortnightly.

Here’s what you can put in each bin when October rolls around.

What you can put in your black food waste bins (collected weekly)

Black recyling bins
  • all cooked and uncooked food
  • meat and fish bones
  • teabags and coffee grounds
  • vegetable peelings, banana skins and apple cores
  • pet food
  • out of date food (without packaging)
  • cooking oil in a sealed plastic bottle (this needs to be in the outdoor caddy on collection day)

What you can put in your blue recycling bin (collected every two weeks)

Blue Wheelie bin
  • Empty aerosol canisters
  • Books, magazines, newspapers and mail
  • Cans and tins
  • Card including cereal boxes and toilet roll tubes
  • Milk, juice and soup cartons
  • Foil and foil trays
  • Plastic pots or tubs — such as yoghurt, ice cream and margarine pots/tubs
  • Shredded and wrapping paper

What you CAN’T put in your blue bin

  • Crisp bags
  • Electronics and batteries
  • Food waste
  • Glass
  • Metal jar lids
  • Plastic bags
  • tissues
  • Nappies
  • Toothpaste tubes

What you can put in your green general waste bin (collected every three weeks)

Green Wheelie bin
  • Broken toys
  • Disposable nappies
  • Polystyrene
  • Black plastics, such as biscuit or chocolate box trays
  • Plastic film
  • Any other waste which can’t be recycled

What you CAN’T put in your green bin: 

  • Car parts
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Car parts
  • Soil 
  • Garden waste
  • Hot ashes

What you CAN put in your brown bin for garden waste (collected every two weeks)

  • Chopped up Christmas trees
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge and tree trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Small branches
  • Small plants and flowers
  • Weeds

What you CAN’T put in your brown bin:

  • Animal waste
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Glass or metal
  • Soil, turf or stones
  • Tree stumps
  • Branches over three inches wide or 4ft long
  • Flower pots or plant trays
  • Food waste

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