MaterialAdditional informationBin
AerosolsEmpty, without lids.Blue bin
Batteries - Car and vehicleCar and vehicle batteries can be taken to your nearest household waste and recycling centre.None
Batteries - HouseholdBlack Box or take to supermarket battery recycling facility. Black box & textile bag
BooksOnly paperback books can be put in the burgundy bin (not hardback). Consider donating to a local charity shop or book bank.Burgundy bin
Bric-a-bracGeneral reusable items can be taken to your nearest charity shop or placed within your Green Landfill Waste Bin.Green bin
Bubble wrapGreen bin
Cans and tinsFood, drink, biscuit and sweet tins – rinsed with labels and lids left on.Blue bin
Cardboard Includes egg boxes, kitchen/toilet rolls, corrugated/thick cardboard and cereal/ready meal boxes (flatten and remove tape).Burgundy bin
Cartons Includes juice, milk, smoothie and fabric conditioner.Blue bin
CDsGeneral reusable items can be taken to your nearest charity shopGreen bin
CeramicsIf still in good condition, consider reuse and donation at a local charity shop.Green bin
Chocolate wrappersCheck your local supermarket as many recycle soft plastics. Green bin
Christmas treesBrown Garden Waste Bin, cut into sections or taken to Roughmute or Kinneil Kerse Household Waste Recycling Centre.Brown bin
Cling film and other plastic filmCheck your local supermarket as many recycle soft plastics. Green bin
Clothes and shoes Clothes and pairs of shoes can be placed inside textile bags and deposited in the Black Box, or they can be taken to a textile bank or charity shop.Black box & textile bag
Colostomy bag Also known as stoma bag or ostomy bag. Please empty and use the Green Landfill Waste Bin or apply for a 2 weekly bagged collection with the Absorbent Hygiene Product Service.Green bin
Cooking or vegetable oilSmall amounts should be put in a sealed container then it can be put in the Green Landfill Waste Bin.Green bin
Cookware (pots, pans)If still in good condition, consider reuse and donation at a local charity shop.Green bin
Crisp packetsCheck your local supermarket as many recycle soft plastics. Green bin
Crockery (plates, dishes)If still in good condition, consider reuse and donation at a local charity shop.Green bin
Disposable nappiesGreen Landfill Waste Bin or apply for a 2 weekly bagged collection with the Absorbent Hygiene Product Service.Green bin
Drinking glassesGreen Landfill Waste Bin - this glass has a different melting point to glass bottles and jars.Green bin
DuvetIf still in good condition, consider reuse and donation at a local charity shop.Green bin
Flowers (cut)Brown bin
FoilWashed and clean foil/aluminium trays.Blue bin
Food wastePlastic bags can be used as liners. There is no need to use biodegradable or compostable bags.Grey Food Waste Caddy
Gas bottlesGas bottles can be taken to your nearest household waste and recycling centre.None
Glass Broken or shattered glass needs to be wrapped up.Green bin
Glass bottles and jarsRinsed and lids can be left on or taken off.Black box & textile bag
Grass cuttingsLawn mowings or edgings.Brown bin
Green garden wasteBrown bin
Greeting cardsWithout containing containing glitter or foil.Burgundy bin
Hard plasticsConsider selling or donating to a local charity shop.Green bin
Hedge clippingsBrown bin
Hoover (vacuum cleaner)Hoovers and vacuum cleaners can be taken to Roughmute or Kinneil Kerse Household Waste Recycling Centre. None
Ink and toner cartridgeThey may be returned to be recycled at some local electronic stores. Many organisations accept you ink and toner cartridges through the post.Green bin
LeavesBrown bin
Light bulbsLow energy bulbs and fluorescent tubes can be taken to Roughmute or Kinneil Kerse Household Waste Recycling Centre. Old style filament light bulbs (bagged or wrapped) should go in the Green Landfill Waste bin.Green bin
Make-upBeauty and grooming packaging items can recycled at some stores. Check the recycle Now locator tool to show you which shops accept these (rinsed).Green bin
Microwave filmGreen bin
MirrorIf still in good condition, consider reuse and donation at a local charity shop.Green bin
PaintGreen bin
Paper and envelopesIncluding newspaper, magazines, telephone directories, catalogues, brochures, leaflets, junk mail and greeting cards (all without glitter and or foil).Burgundy bin
Pet litter/waste/Animal beddingGreen bin
PhotographsAs photos have a plastic film covering, they cannot be recycled and would 'contaminate' the paper recycling. These should be disposed of in the Green Landfill Waste bin.Green bin
PillowIf still in good condition, consider reuse and donation at a local charity shop.Green bin
Plants from hanging baskets and planters Must be without soil.Brown bin
Plants, twigs and small branches Must be without soil.Brown bin
Plastic bags and polythene plastic bagsMust be empty. Check your local supermarket as many recycle soft plastics. Green bin
Plastic cleaning bottlesIncluding fabric conditioner, detergent and bleach.Blue bin
Plastic coat hangersMetal hooks if possible to be removed or unscrewed can be recycled at the recycling centre.Green bin
Plastic drink bottlesRinsed, lids can be on or off.Blue bin
Plastic fruit or vegetable traysBlue bin
Plastic pens/biro recyclingGreen bin
Plastic plant potsGreen bin
Plastic toiletry bottlesIncluding shampoo.Blue bin
Plastic toysChildren's plastic toys and CDs can be reused through for example, charity shops. If not these hard plastic items can be placed in the Green Landfill Waste Bin, and larger items can be taken to Roughmute or Kinneil Kerse Household Waste Recycling Centre.Green bin
Plastic traysIncluding meat, fish and cake trays.Blue bin
Plastic tubsIncluding yoghurt pots ice cream and margarine tubs.Blue bin
PolystyreneGreen bin
Shredded paperBurgundy bin
Small domestic appliancesFor example hair straighteners, kettles, shavers, mobile phones, drills, power tools and phones. Put items in the Black Box and not in plastic bags.Black box & textile bag
Soil and turfSoil and turf can be taken to your nearest household waste and recycling centre.Green bin
Soup or sauce tubs (pots)Blue bin
Sweetie wrappersCheck your local supermarket as many recycle soft plastics. Green bin
Syringes and sharps boxesDo not dispose of in any kerbside bins. You should follow box instructions for disposal. This may be to return to your GP or local pharmacy.None
Tablet and medicine bottlesPlastic (rinsed and washed)Blue bin
Tea bags and coffee groundsPlastic bags can be used as liners for the grey food caddyGrey Food Waste Caddy
Textiles, clothing and shoesIn Falkirk Council, use textile recycling bags inside the Black Box, take items to charity shops or recycle at Roughmute or Kinneil Kerse Household Waste Recycling Centres. Duvets, pillows and cushion pads should not be put in the textile banks or the Black Box.Black box & textile bag
Toothpaste tubes or dispensersGreen bin
Tree barkBrown bin
TyresTyres can be taken to your nearest household waste and recycling centre.None
Vapes, E-Cigarettes & Elf barsBlack box & textile bag
Video tapesGreen bin
WallpaperGreen bin
Wax or waxed packagingGreen bin
Waxed paper coffee/tea cupsGreen bin
WeedsBrown bin
Windfall from fruit treesBrown bin
WoodWood can be taken to your nearest household waste and recycling centreGreen bin
Wrapping paperWithout glitter or foil.Burgundy bin

If you are not sure if a material can be placed in your bin, please contact us:

If your bin contains the wrong material, we will advise you by placing a sticker on the bin. The bin will not be uplifted. Any wrong material must be removed and placed in the correct bin/container. The bin can then be presented again on the next scheduled collection day.