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Please be advised our Customer Contact phone lines are experiencing high call volumes and wait times may be longer than usual. If you call through to our team, please utilise our call back service after waiting 60 seconds. This will keep your number virtually in the queue and as soon you become first in the queue, we will call you back. Alternatively please consider emailing us or visiting our website to use our range of self-service options that are available.

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
  • Hazardous waste, e.g. gas cylinders, asbestos
  • Garden Waste