Burgundy Bins

The burgundy bin is for recyclable waste. 

You can watch our short video to remind yourself what can go in your burgundy bin (opens in a new window) and see the journey your recycling goes on once it leaves your home. Please ensure only the waste permitted is placed into your burgundy bin and refer to our what can I recycle in my burgundy bin advice otherwise we may refuse to collect it. 

  • Calendar A covers the following towns and villages - Palterton, Scarcliffe, Hillstown, Bolsover, Shuttlewood, Stanfree, Clowne, Barlborough, Whitwell, Hodthorpe, Creswell, Langwith, Whaley Thorns, Upper Langwith and all small holdings, etc, in and around these areas.
  • Calendar B covers the following towns and villages - Doe Lea, Bramley Vale, Glapwell, Pleasley, New Houghton, Stoney Houghton, Shirebrook, Langwith Junction, Tibshelf, Newton, Blackwell, Hilcote,  Westhouses, South Normanton, Pinxton and all small holdings, etc, in and around these areas.
  • You can also find out when your bin collection day is by visiting our Self Service (opens in a new window) site, where you can also sign up for email bin alerts. 

Please read our Waste Collection Policy for more information.

What goes in my burgundy bin?

  • Empty plastics (ie. bottles, food trays, yoghurt and margarine tubs)
  • Empty food tins and drink cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Textiles and Shoes (in a clear plastic bag, placed on top of bin)
  • Brown paper envelopes
  • Foil and foil food trays (washed and squashed)
  • Empty aerosols
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogues, telephone directories, leaflets, writing paper, junk mail, envelopes, loose shredded paper). Please place all of these loose into your burgundy bin with all your other recyclable items.
  • Waxed food packaging (ie. milk, fruit juice containers)
  • Plastic carrier bags and film (ie. crisp packets, bubble wrap, plastic wrapping, film packaging, lids for grape/strawberry punnets) placed in one plastic bag to keep them all together.
  • Small household batteries (in a clear plastic bag on top of bin lid)

A small amount of extra recycling, that won’t fit in your burgundy bin, can be presented in a box/clear bag at the side of the burgundy bin on collection day. Large flattened cardboard may also be put at the side of your burgundy bin.

Please do not put any of the following items in your burgundy bin as we will be unable to collect it.

  • Please do not use carrier bags to place any other recyclable materials (ie. cans/bottles) in the bin
  • Windowpanes, cookware, pyrex, pots and pans
  • Wrapping paper, greetings cards and gift bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Household waste – such as nappies, food waste, dog waste and cat waste
  • Tissues, kitchen roll and wipes
  • Hard plastics eg. storage boxes, garden furniture, etc.
  • Plant pots

If your bin is missed for collection, then please report this via our Self Service portal (opens in a new window).

Make sure your bin is presented, with the lid shut, at the edge of your property where it meets the pavement by 6am on your collection day. A small amount of extra recycling, that won’t fit in your burgundy bin, can be presented in a box/clear bag at the side of the burgundy bin on collection day. Large cardboard packaging may also be put at the side of your burgundy bin, but please flatten this. 

If, due to disability or sickness, you (or no-one else in your property) are unable to present your bin for collection, then you can apply for Assisted Bin Collections.


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