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What Can I Bring?

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Bolton Council logoYour recycling collection service is managed by Bolton Council

Contact Bolton Council for any collection-related queries.

Email:  Tel: 01204 336 632

Visit Bolton Council's website to find out your bin collection dates.

Your Bin
 Bolton's burgundy mixed recycling wheelie bin

In Bolton your Mixed Recycling bin is Burgundy.

Please put your recycling bin out by 7.30am on the day of collection at the front edge of your property or at your nominated collection point.

Please ensure collection teams have access by parking vehicles responsibly.

What Can I Put In?


Not Allowed:

  • Plastic bottles all types (no lids)
  • Milk/drink bottles
  • Cleaning/bleach/detergent bottles
  • Toiletry bottles
  • Food tins
  • Drink cans
  • Empty aerosols
  • Clean foil and trays
  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
  • Yoghurt/margarine tubs
  • Plastic food trays
  • Cling film
  • Plastic carrier bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Pet food pouches
  • Metal pans
  • Drink and food cartons
  • Plastic toys
This list of items that cannot be recycled is only for guidance. There are many items that cannot go into your recycling bin. Only put in the items from the tick list and if in doubt, leave it out.