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Home Resident Recycling and Waste Which container should I use?

Which container should I use?


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Find out what items Conwy will accept and which bin or container you should use.
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Type of ContainerMaterials
Trolibocs (top box) or Green Bag
trolibocs
Newspaper
Office paper
Magazines
Junk mail
White/coloured envelopes
Directories
Catalogues
Greeting cards
Grey/white card
Trolibocs (middle box) or White Bag
large-white-bag
Plastic bottles/containers
Drink cartons
Food and drink cans/tins
Aerosols
Foil
Wash and squash.
No plastic bags/wrappers.
Trolibocs (bottom box) or Green Box
green-box
Bottles and jars only
Brown cardboard
Brown envelopes
No broken glass - broken glass and crockery should be disposed of carefully by wrapping it securely and placing in the black bin
Food Waste Bin
food-containers-blue
Meat
Fish
Bones
Fruit
Vegetables
Pasta
Bread
Tea bags
Kitchen paper
Battery Bag
battery-bag
Household batteries
Rechargeable batteries
Garden Waste Bag
reusablegardenbag
Grass
Leaves
Tree/shrub clippings
Weeds
Bedding plants
Textile Bag
crest-purple
Clean clothing
Shoes (tied in pairs)
Handbags
Belts
Sheets
Curtains
Towels
Call Crest for replacement purple bags on 01492 596783.
Small Electronics Bag
crest-pink

Any small appliances that fit in the bag such as:
Electronic toys
Laptops
Mobile phones
CD/DVD players
Consoles
Shavers
Hair dryers/straighteners.
Call Crest for replacement pink bags on 01492 596783.

Refuse Bin
refusebin

Plastic bags/wrappers
Animal Waste
Crisp packets
Polystyrene
*Nappies
Broken glass and crockery should be disposed of carefully by wrapping it securely and placing in the black bin


If you have any non-infectious, clinical waste, you will need to sign up for Conwy’s Clinical Waste Collection Service. Please see the Disposable Nappy Collection Service* page for more information. Infectious clinical waste (needles, bandages, catheters, stoma/colostomy bags, etc), please contact your community nurse to discuss a clinical waste collection service.

If you are not sure which bin or container you should use or if need advice on recycling, please contact the Advice Team or calling 01492 575337.​

*The disposable nappy collection service is a weekly collection service for disposable nappies and incontinence products. Please see the disposable nappy collection service page for more information.

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