What you can put in your bins

3. Brown bin or black box

Things that can go in:

  • glass bottles
  • glass jars
  • food tins
  • drinks cans
  • empty aerosols
  • plastic bottles
  • plastic milk containers
  • aluminium foil and foil trays

Things that can't go in:

  • lids from bottles and jars - remove them and put them in your black bin as they cannot be recycled
  • yoghurt pots, butter tubs and plastic bags, put them in your black bin as they cannot be recycled

Visit Recycle for Greater Manchester to find out which plastics you can recycle.


If you have something to throw away that's not on this list, visit Recycle for Greater Manchester for more information.