Blue top recycling bin

Bin stickers

Unsure what to put in your recycling bin?

We’ve developed a sticker for you that can be placed on the lid of your blue top recycling bin. The sticker will remind you what items can and cannot be recycled. You can collect these stickers directly from Wembley Library in Brent Civic Centre.

Your blue top recycling bin is collected every week.

Did you know that if you have a lot of things to recycle, you can request additional recycling bins for free?

What can you put in the blue top bin?

Paper recycling and waste icon Glass recycling and waste icon Cardboard recycling and waste icon
Paper, shredded paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogues, telephone directories, junk mail, leaflets and envelopes Green, brown and clear glass bottles and jars Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, egg boxes, greetings cards, kitchen and toilet roll tubes
Cartons recycling and waste icon Plastics recycling and waste icon Plastic bottles recycling and waste icon
Food and drinks cartons such as a 'Tetra Pak. Please wash and squash Rigid plastic containers, margarine and ice cream tubs, yoghurt pots and fruit punnets All plastic bottles including shampoo, shower gel, washing up liquid, water and drinks bottles. Please wash and squash
Tins and cans recycling and waste icon Aerosols recycling and waste icon Foil recycling and waste icon
Food tins and cans. Please wash and squash Aerosol cans Kitchen foil, foil cake and foil 'ready meal' trays


Other items we can recycle that don't go in the blue top bin

Some other items can be recycled with us but should not be put in the blue top bin. These items can be put in a bag by the side of the bin. Find out what you can bag.

What can't you put in the blue top recycling bin?

We only collect the materials listed above.

In particular we cannot accept household waste, plastics bags, crisp packets, cling film, cellophane, pillows, cushions, duvets, sleeping bags, window glass, drinking glasses, wood, polystyrene, food waste and electrical items.

We also cannot accept broken glass of any kind.


We will not empty the blue top recycling bin, if you have put the wrong materials in this bin.

It will be your responsibility to ensure that the wrong materials are removed before the next collection takes place.