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Name
local-authority-code
Country
Link to council website containing info (if relevant)
Household waste (non-recyclable) bin colour
Notes/Comments?
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Aberdeen City
Scotland
http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/waste/waste_recycling/waste_household_black_bin.aspBlack
3
Aberdeenshire
Scotland
http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-refuse-and-recycling-collections/your-collection-services-explained/
Black/Grey
4
Adur District CouncilADU
England
https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/refuse/Dark Grey
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Allerdale District CouncilALL
England
http://www.allerdale.gov.uk/environment-and-waste/recycling-rubbish-and-waste.aspxBlack
6
Amber Valley Borough CouncilAMB
England
http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/recycling,-rubbish-and-waste/household-refuse-and-recycling-collections.aspx
Green
7
Angus
Scotland
http://www.angus.gov.uk/info/20026/household_waste_and_recycling/170/what_goes_in_your_bins/4Purple
8
Antrim and Newtownabbey
Northern Ireland
http://www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/getmedia/6f129988-3686-4ae0-8dc4-3d7602e783f2/Antrim-What-goes-into-what-bin.pdf
Black
9
Ards and North Down
Northern Ireland
http://www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/resident/bins-and-recycling/which-bin-should-i-use#greyGrey
10
Argyll and Bute
Scotland
https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/binsGreen
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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
Northern Ireland
http://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/armagh/recycling/grey-binGrey
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Arun District CouncilARU
England
http://www.arun.gov.uk/collection-day-search-informationNot provided
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Ashfield District CouncilASH
England
http://www.ashfield-dc.gov.uk/residents/waste-and-environment/waste-services/general-waste.aspxRed lid
14
Ashford Borough CouncilASF
England
file:///Users/Michelle/Downloads/Deatiled_Recycling_Guide_Spring_16_update.pdfGrey
15
Aylesbury Vale District CouncilAYL
England
https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/what-goes-my-rubbish-binGreen
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Babergh District CouncilBAB
England
http://bdc.onesuffolk.net/assets/Uploads-BDC/Environment/Waste-Delivery/BDC-Calendar-2015-2016.pdfGrey
17
Barking and DagenhamBDG
England
https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/bins-recycling/what-goes-in-your-bins/grey-bins/?loggedin=trueGrey
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BarnetBNE
England
https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/rubbish-waste-and-recycling/household-recycling-and-waste/household-waste-and-recycling-bin-collections/black-bin.html
Black
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Barnsley Borough CouncilBNS
England
https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/bins-rubbish-and-recycling/what-goes-in-your-bin/Grey
Brown: Glass/Plastic/Metal; Green: Garden waste; Blue: Card; White sack: Paper
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Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
BAR
England
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow/EASTER-INFO-Barrow-bin-collections-openingclosing-times-for-services-and-attractions-a0a7c437-9704-4f81-b4fe-b7e463d43941-ds
Black
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Basildon Borough CouncilBAI
England
http://www.basildon.gov.uk/Black-Sack---Household-Waste-CollectionsNot provided
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Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
BAN
England
https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/wasteBlack/Grey
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Bassetlaw District CouncilBAE
England
https://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/everything-else/environment-services/waste-recycling/purchase-of-new-wheeled-bins.aspx
Green
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Bath and North East Somerset Council
BAS
England
http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/bins-rubbish-and-recycling/waste-strategy-statistics-and-health-safety/zero-waste/recycling
Black
25
Bedford Borough CouncilBDF
England
http://www.bedford.gov.uk/environment_and_planning/rubbish,_recycling_and_waste/what_goes_in_my_bin.aspx#Black
Black
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Fermanagh and Omagh
Northern Ireland
http://www.fermanaghomagh.com/residential-services/environment-and-waste/what-goes-in-my-bin/Green or black
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BexleyBEX
England
http://www.bexley.gov.uk/article/11162/Waste-and-recycling-for-housesGreen
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Birmingham City CouncilBIR
England
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20009/waste_and_recycling/105/what_goes_in_my_binsGrey lid
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Blaby District CouncilBLA
England
http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/bins-and-recycling/refuse-bins/Black lid
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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
BBD
England
http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/pages/bins.aspxBurgendy
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Blackpool CouncilOYSTON OUT
England
https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Residents/Waste-and-recycling/Bin-collections/What-goes-in-my-bin/Grey-lid-bin.aspx
Grey lid
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Blaenau Gwent
Wales
https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/fileadmin/documents/Resident/Waste_and_Recycling/Recycling_info_en.pdf
Black
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Bolsover District CouncilBOS
England
http://www.bolsover.gov.uk/environment-waste/allotments/51-environment-waste/waste-recycling/197-black-bins
Black
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Bolton Borough CouncilBOL
England
http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Binsandrecycling.aspxGrey
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Boston Borough CouncilBOT
England
http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3765Green
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Bournemouth Borough CouncilBMH
England
Light Blue / Black
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Bracknell Forest Borough Council
BRC
England
http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/householdwastedomesticbinsGreen
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Bradford Metropolitan District Council
BRD
England
https://www.bradford.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/what-goes-in-my-recycling-and-waste-bins-and-bags/what-goes-in-my-recycling-and-waste-bins-and-bags/
Green
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Braintree District CouncilBRA
England
https://www.braintree.gov.uk/info/200198/recycling_information_and_advice/151/grey_wheeled_binGrey
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Breckland District CouncilBRE
England
http://breckland.gov.uk/Recycle-RightGreen
Black: recycling, Brown: garden waste
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BrentBEN
England
https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/recycling-and-waste/household-recycling/from-a-house-or-converted-flat/general-waste-bin/
Grey
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Brentwood Borough CouncilBRW
England
http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=338Not provided
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Bridgend
Wales
http://www.bridgend.gov.uk/services/recycling-and-waste/recycling/refuse-collections.aspxNot provided
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Brighton and Hove City CouncilBNH
England
http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/environment/recycling-rubbish-and-street-cleaning-0Green
with grey for recycling.
(Because Brighton is wierd)
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Bristol City CouncilBST
England
https://www.bristol.gov.uk/bins-recycling/bins-and-recycling-collection-datesBlack
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Broadland District CouncilBRO
England
https://www.broadland.gov.uk/info/200124/bins_recycling_and_waste/218/what_can_you_put_in_your_binGreen
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BromleyBRY
England
http://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/524/household_waste_and_recycling/73/household_waste_and_recycling_collections/5
Not provided
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Bromley Borough CouncilBRY
England
http://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/524/household_waste_and_recyclingMetal Paladin (flats), green lid
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Bromsgrove District CouncilBRM
England
http://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/my-place/bins-and-recycling/what-can-i-put-in-my-bin/black-rubbish-bin.aspx
Black
50
Broxbourne Borough CouncilBRX
England
https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/resident-recycling-and-waste/waste-collection-serviceBlack
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Broxtowe Borough CouncilBRT
England
http://broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=15053Black lid
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Burnley Borough CouncilBUN
England
http://www.burnley.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Burnley_CollectionGuide2015-16_NormalPage1_a5flyer.26.08.15.pdf
Maroon
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Bury Borough CouncilBUR
England
http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10822Grey
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Caerphilly
Wales
http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Household-waste-and-recycling/What-goes-in-my-bins/Green-or-black-bin
Green or black
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Calderdale Borough CouncilCLD
England
Grey or black
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Cambridge City CouncilCAB
England
https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/content/what-happens-your-rubbish-and-recyclingBlack
57
CamdenCMD
England
https://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/environment/waste-and-recycling/disposing-of-non-recyclable-waste/household-waste-collection/
Not provided
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Cannock Chase District CouncilCAN
England
https://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/residents/recycling-waste/which-items-go-which-binGreen
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Canterbury City CouncilCAT
England
https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/bins-recycling/what-goes-in-my-bins/Black
60
Cardiff
Wales
https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Rubbish-and-recycling/What-goes-in-my-different-bins/General%20rubbish-black-bags-and-black-wheelie-bins/Pages/General-rubbish-black-bags-and-black-wheelie-bins.aspx
Black
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Carlisle City CouncilCAR
England
http://www.carlisle.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling/which-bin-do-i-useGrey
62
Carmarthenshire
Wales
http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/media/1564522/web_recycling_booklet_en.pdfNot provided
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Castle Point District CouncilCAS
England
https://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/nonrecyclableNot provided
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Mid and East Antrim
Northern Ireland
http://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/community/waste-recycling/bins/black-binsBlack
65
Central Bedfordshire CouncilCBF
England
http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/Images/general-waste-materials-map-2_tcm3-6934.pdfGrey
66
Ceredigion
Wales
https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/English/Resident/Bins-Recycling/What-Goes-In-My-Bags-Caddy-Bins/Pages/default.aspx#Residual
Not provided
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Charnwood Borough CouncilCHA
England
http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/household_waste_domestic_binsBlack
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Chelmsford City CouncilCHL
England
http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/residual-waste-collectionsBlack
69
Cheltenham Borough CouncilCHT
England
https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/info/5/bins_and_recycling/920/household_refuse_collectionGreen
70
Cherwell District CouncilCHR
England
http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1762Green
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Cheshire East CouncilCHE
England
http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/waste_and_recycling/bin_collections/black_waste_bin.aspxBlack
72
Cheshire West and Chester Council
CHW
England
http://www.recyclefirst.info/what-we-collect.phpBlack
73
Chesterfield Borough CouncilCHS
England
https://www.chesterfield.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/black-blue-and-green-household-bins.aspxBlack/Grey
74
Chichester District CouncilCHI
England
http://www.chichester.gov.uk/domesticbins#BlackwheeledBlack
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Chiltern District CouncilCHN
England
http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/householdrubbishBlack
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Chorley Borough CouncilCHO
England
http://chorley.gov.uk/Pages/AtoZ/Waste-and-recycling.aspxGreen
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Christchurch Borough CouncilCHC
England
https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/which-binBlack
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City of Edinburgh
Scotland
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20001/bins_and_recycling/412/find_out_what_goes_in_each_binGrey
79
City of LondonLND
England
Not provided
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City of York CouncilYOR
England
Black
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Clackmannanshire
Scotland
http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/environment/threeweeklygreenbin/Green
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Colchester Borough CouncilCOL
England
http://www.colchester.gov.uk/pickuprecyclingcontainersNot provided
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Conwy
Wales
Black
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Copeland Borough CouncilCOP
England
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/four-mile-round-trip-for-bin-1588265Black
85
Corby Borough CouncilCOR
England
http://www.corby.gov.uk/recyclingBlack
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Cornwall CouncilCON
England
https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/3624434/web-fact-sheet-Wheelie-bins.pdfNot provided
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Cotswold District CouncilCOT
England
http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling/refuse/Grey
88
Coventry City CouncilCOV
England
http://www.coventry.gov.uk/ourbinsGreen
89
Craven District CouncilCRA
England
http://www.cravendc.gov.uk/article/634/Household-waste---green-domestic-binsGreen
90
Crawley Borough CouncilCRW
England
http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Waste_and_Recycling/WhatWeCollect/Rubbish/HouseholdRubbishCollections/index.htm
Green base, black lid
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CroydonCRY
England
http://maps.croydon.gov.uk/aya/pages/aya/aya.html?tab=home&task=bins&utm_source=interaction&utm_medium=find-it&utm_campaign=waste-recycling-collection-dates
Grey
92
Dacorum Borough CouncilDAC
England
http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/environment-street-care/recycling-refuse-waste/household-waste-recycling/grey-wheeled-bin
Grey
93
Darlington Borough CouncilDAL
England
http://www.darlington.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/street-scene/refuse-and-recycling-faq/#binsandboxes
Black
94
Dartford Borough CouncilDAR
England
http://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/environment-and-planning2/refuse-and-recycling-homepage/other-waste
Green
95
Daventry District CouncilDAV
England
https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/waste-and-recycling/what-can-i-recycle/Black
96
Denbighshire
Wales
https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/resident/bins-and-recycling/what-goes-in-my-bins.aspxGrey
97
Derby City CouncilDBY
England
http://www.derby.gov.uk/media/derbycitycouncil/contentassets/documents/brochuresandleaflets/Black_Bin.pdf
Black
98
Derbyshire Dales District Council
DEB
England
http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/environment-and-waste/bins-recycling/my-general-waste/bin-grey-general-household
Grey
99
Mid Ulster
Northern Ireland
http://www.midulstercouncil.org/Services/Bins-Recycling/Buying-a-binBlack
100
Doncaster Borough CouncilDNC
England
http://doncaster.gov.uk/services/bins-recycling-waste/which-bin-box-or-bagBlack
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