A-Z Recycling Guide - p

We understand it can be a little confusing knowing which items can or cannot be recycled, what you should do with them or which bin to use. To help make things easier, we’ve put together an A-Z guide for residents that provides guidance on what to do when disposing of items.​

Recycling if you live in a flat or tenement

Bring Sites have been provided to make it easier for residents living in flats and tenements in Dundee to recycle. Please be considerate of others when using these facilities.

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Recycling points across the city

Recycling points are smaller in scale and have a more limited number of bins than Recycling Centres. However, they are sited in locations throughout Dundee.

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What can and cannot go in your bins

Grey (General Waste) Blue (Paper & Cardboard) Burgundy (Metals, plastics, cartons) Green Caddies (Food Waste) Brown (Garden Waste)

Recycle for Dundee

Click on a letter or use the category filter to search for your item.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y
Item Category Guidance More Info
Paint Cans/Pots (Metal/plastic) DIY & Home
Pet Waste Special / Hazardous
  • Please bag all pet waste before disposing of it in your Grey general waste bin.
  • Dogs - please see Dog Waste.
Pizza Boxes (e.g. supermarket ready made) Food & Drink

If cardboard box is free from food contamination then:

If cardboard box is contaminated with food then:

  • Do not place in blue paper and cardboard recycling bin.
  • Place in Grey general waste bin along with other packaging.
Pizza Boxes (Take Away) Food & Drink
  • Not currently recycled (grease and oils from food contaminate the cardboard making it difficult to recycle)
  • Do not place in Blue paper and cardboard recycling bin.
  • Place in Grey general waste bin.
Plant pots (Plastic) Garden / Organics
Plastic film (commonly found on fruit pots, ready meals, salad bowls etc) Food & Drink
  • Not currently recycled.
  • Do not place in Burgundy recycling bins. 
  • Place in Grey general waste bin.
Polystrene (e.g. packaging) Storage & Packaging
Pots, Pans & Trays (Metal) Food & Drink
Pouches (Pet food, baby food, sauces etc) Food & Drink
  • Not currently recycled.
  • Do not place in Burgundy or Blue recycling bins.
  • Place in Grey general waste bin.
Prams & Strollers Baby