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Four bin service

We operate a 4 bin waste collection and recycling service for the majority of residents in Fife.  Below is a brief outline of the services we provide or you can download our 4 bin information leaflet on this page.

You can check your bin calendar online at www.fifedirect.org.uk/bincalendar
 

Paper & Cardboard

You can recycle most paper and cardboard items in the grey bin including:

Newspapers, greeting cards, catalogues and envelopes
Cardboard boxes, drinks cartons, cardboard tubes and other cardboard containers.

No thanks:
Any bags not made from paper or cardboard Plastic bags can be recycled in your green bin
General waste Put in your blue bin
Padded envelopes Put in your blue bin
Polystyrene  Please recycle in your green bin
Tissues / paper towels Put in your blue bin
Nappies  Nappies cannot be recycled, please put in your blue bin
Food  Please remove food from packaging and put food in your brown bin
 

Plastic and cans

You can recycle most plastic packaging and cans in the green bin including:

Plastics - bottles, containers, packaging such as bread bags, food trays and empty carrier bags
Metals – Food cans, drink cans, foil trays and metal lids

No thanks:
General waste Put in your blue bin
Full carrier bags Please put recycling loose in your recycling bins
Electrical items These can be recycled at a Recycling Centre
Food  Please remove food from packaging and put food in your brown bin
Nappies  Nappies cannot be recycled, please put in your blue bin
Paint/varnish tins and pots Put in your blue bin
Cling film Put in your blue bin
Foil lined sweet or crisp wrappers Put in your blue bin
Glass  Glass can be recycled at a Recycling Point
Textiles, clothing, shoes and bags If in good condition please donate to charity shops. Otherwise put in your blue bin
Toys  If in good condition please donate to charity shops. Otherwise put in your blue bin

 

Food and garden waste

You can recycle food and garden waste in the brown bin including:

Garden waste – grass cuttings, flowers and plants, twigs and small branches
Food waste – fruit and vegetables, poultry, meat, fish, plate scraping and tea bags and coffee grounds

No thanks:
General waste Put in your blue bin
Plastic bags or liners Plastic bags can be recycled in your green bin
Animal waste Animal waste cannot be recycled, please put in your blue bin
Animal remains Dead animals cannot be recycled, please put in your blue bin
Pet bedding/sawdust Pet bedding/sawdust cannot be recycled, please put in your blue bin
Liquids  Too much liquid can cause harm to our composting process. Please put in your blue bin
Invasive plants (i.e. Japanese Knotweed)  Invasive plants can cause harm to the compost we produce. Please put in your blue bin
Soil turf or compost These cannot be recycled in your brown bin. Please take to a Recycling Centre
Rubble or stones Take to a Recycling Centre
Nappies  Nappies cannot be recycled, please put in your blue bin
Timber  Take to a Recycling Centre
Packaged food (food still in jars or packets) Please remove food from packaging before putting in the brown bin and recycle the packaging in recycling bins
 

Landfill waste

Your blue bin is for landfill (household waste)

All of the waste in the blue landfill bin will be sent to local landfill sites where it is buried under the ground. As a result, and if possible, only waste that cannot be recycled should be put in your blue landfill bin


Other information to note:

  • Bins should be out by 6am on collection day and left out until 9pm or when emptied.
  • bin lids should be closed, or we may not empty the bin.
  • We will not collect any extra bags, boxes  or other waste placed at the side of the bin.



If you have extra waste:



Food waste bags

 


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