General Waste Bin

General Waste

Recycling may seem like a tedious hassle, but it is in all our interests to reduce, reuse and recycle where possible and avoid placing incorrect items in the landfill bin.  Putting these new habits in place now will reduce your costs of waste disposal as the charges placed on landfill disposal are rising substantially each year.  With population growth on the increase, so too is the need for landfill space, therefore, costs are inevitably going to keep rising for disposal of this waste type.

The only waste to be placed in this segregation stream is what cannot be placed in the other waste streams so think twice before you throw out!



Items for disposal to this waste stream include:

  • Tin Foil
  • Nappies
  • Ashes (must be cooled and tied in a bag)
  • Dirty Food Containers
  • Food waste (If you do not have a third bin for this waste type)
  • Dirty Plastic
  • Sanitary Items
  • Blades
  • Toothpaste Tubes
  • Non-CFL Light Bulbs
  • Crisp Packets
  • Wax-Paper Wrappings


This bin should only contain:

  • Non-Recyclable waste
  • Non-Compostable waste
  • Non-Hazardous waste
  • Exclude Construction and Demolition waste


Items which are prohibited from going into this waste stream include:

  • Paint Cans
  • Glass
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • I.T. Equipment
  • Batteries
  • Clothes


Glass and Clothes can be disposed of free of charge at any of your local Bottle Bank Stations. 

All other prohibited items above can be disposed of at your local Recycling Centre. 

All WEEE and I.T. Equipment is free to dispose of at any Recycling Centre.