Grey recycling bin

Grey bins are for recycling.


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

Wirral Council and Biffa have been working hard to put measures in place to keep bin collection crews as safe as possible while carrying out their duties. To help us do this please:

  • follow the social distancing guidelines
  • ensure all waste is contained in your bins with the lid closed and no waste is loose at a collection point
  • anyone who feels ill at home (whether diagnosed with COVID-19 or not) should place all their waste in the general rubbish bin, and should double-bag it, making sure the bags are securely tied. Wait at least 72 hours before placing it out for collection. This material should not be put in your recycling.

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. 

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