What you can put in your bins

1. Black bin

Things that can go in:

  • plastic packaging including plastic meat or vegetable trays and punnets
  • polystyrene
  • plastic carrier bags
  • yoghurt pots
  • butter and margarine tubs
  • tupperware or other plastic storage containers
  • lids from bottles and jars

Things that can't go in:

  • recycling
  • food waste
  • garden waste
  • stones
  • bricks
  • rubble
  • soil

Stones, rubble, bricks and soil can damage the compaction equipment on the collection vehicles. You can take it to your nearest tip or recycling centre.

We will not collect any bin bags left at the side of your black wheelie bin.

If you have something to throw away that's not on this list you can visit Recycle for Greater Manchester to find out what to do with it.

If you recycle everything you can and find that you still need more room in your black bin you can request an additional black bin using our online form.