Grey recycling bin

Grey bins are for recycling.


Bins are collected every other week. Check your bin collection date and view or download calendar.

Items allowed in your grey bin:

  • cans (drinks and food)
  • card
  • cardboard boxes
  • cardboard packaging
  • catalogues
  • cereal boxes
  • corrugated card
  • cosmetic bottles (glass and plastic)
  • egg boxes (card)
  • envelopes (you don't need to remove the plastic window)
  • fabric conditioner bottles
  • glass bottles and jars (tops can be put back on)
  • greeting cards
  • junk mail (removed from any plastic bags)
  • magazines (removed from any plastic bags)
  • medicine bottles plastic and glass (empty)
  • metal jar lids
  • newspapers
  • paper (not shredded)
  • pizza boxes (clean - no grease or food)
  • plastic bottle tops
  • plastic bottles (including milk bottles)
  • shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • toilet roll tubes
  • unused wallpaper 
  • washing powder boxes
  • wrapping paper (not foil)
  • bleach bottles
  • cleaning bottles
  • soap and toothpaste boxes
  • Download a printable list of what goes in which bin (PDF, 116KB)

Learn how to keep your wheelie bin clean

Find out more about what can be recycled

Recycle Right provides advice on exactly what can and cannot be recycled if you live in the Wirral Council area.

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Report a missed grey bin collection

If your grey wheelie bin has not been collected by 5:00pm on your collection day, you can report it to us as missed.

Report a missed grey bin collection

Putting your bin out for collection

  • put your bins out at the kerbside by 7am on the day of collection with the wheels facing the road
  • all rubbish must be in the bin and the lid must be closed. No additional waste will be collected
  • the bin should not be too heavy
  • after your collection bring your bin back onto your property as soon as possible
  • incorrect items should not be in your bin. See items allowed in your bin:
  • Green bin
  • Grey recycling bin
  • Brown garden waste bin

If you live in a flat or apartment

If you live in a flat or apartment, contact your landlord or property management company for details about your bin collections.

If your waste is collected in sacks

You will remain on a weekly general rubbish and recycling collection service.