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Blue recycling bin

Know what goes in your blue bin and help us keep recycling costs by following this video guide by the children of Bricknell Primary School. If in doubt, leave it out!


Bricknell Primary School tell us why it is important to make sure we only put recyclable materials in our blue bin

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Green 'yes please' tick  Yes pop these in your bin!

  • Paper, for example -

Newspapers Telephone directories Envelopes and junk mail Books

newspapers, magazines and catalogues

telephone directories

envelopes, letters, general/shredded paper and junk mail


  • Cardboard, for example -

Corrugated card Cereal box Toilet rolls Cartons

brown corrugated cardboard

food packaging and
cereal boxes

kitchen and toilet rolls


  • Tins and cans, for example -

Tin cans Foil including tinfoil and foil food cartons Aerosols

food and drink cans



  • Glass, for example -

Glass bottles Glass jars

all glass bottles (including lids)

jars (including lids)

  • Plastics, for example -

plastic bottles Plastic tubs such as margarine tubs Plastic bags Food pots, such as cottage cheese cartons Plastic yoghurt pots, including yoghurt drink bottles

plastic bottles (including lids)


Carrier and clear plastic bags

food pots

yoghurt pots

'No thanks' X- cross  No thanks leave these out!

Electirc kettle Food waste

electrical goods

food waste

Crisp packets

Other plastic such as toysOther glass such as mirrors NappiesTextiles

other plastics and glass

nappies and textiles

Black bin bags 

Clock showing 7amCollections

Your blue bin is emptied every two weeks. Please put your bin out by 7am at the boundary of your property and return it as soon as you can after it’s been emptied. Bins will be emptied between 7am and 4.30pm.

Use our postcode checker to find out your collection dates

Assisted collections

If you need help moving your bin, you can request an assisted collection by telephoning 01482 300 300.

Replacements and additional bins

You can request up to two additional blue bins per household to help you recycle more. To apply for an additional bin, please complete the online form available below -

How to use your blue bin

Put your recycling in Put it out on collection day (by 7am, every two weeks) We will do the rest
Put your recycling in your blue bin Put it out by 7am
on your collection day
(every two weeks)
We'll do the rest!

Contact us

Waste management
Hull City Council
Staveley House
Stockholm Road

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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