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Green Refuse Bin

Green Household Waste Bin

The green refuse bin is for the disposal of all 'non-recyclable' household waste and is taken to the Energy from Waste Plant (EfW) in North Hykeham where it is incinerated to generate electricity.

Items that go into your green refuse bin

  • Food waste
  • Crisp packets
  • Food pouches
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic films
  • Plastic food wrappings
  • Cigarette packets
  • Cigarette butts (when cold)
  • Nappies
  • Baby/kitchen/bathroom wipes
  • Soiled tissues
  • Takeaway containers
  • Hard plastics
  • Metal items such as cutlery, pots and pans
  • Shredded paper (bagged and tied)
  • Polystyrene packaging
  • Bubble wrap
  • Dog/cat faeces (double-bagged)



  • Batteries
  • Electrical items
  • Hot ashes
  • Builders waste (e.g. tiles, plasterboard)
  • Hazardous waste, e.g. gas cylinders, asbestos
  • Garden Waste