A-Z Recycling Guide - t

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
Tubes (Crisps e.g. Pringles style) Food & Drink
  • Not currently recycled.
  • Do not place in Burgundy or Blue recycling bins. 
  • If tube has a plastic lid then remove and place only the lid in the Burgundy recycling bin.
  • Remainder of packaging should be placed in Grey general waste bin.
Tubes (DIY - Glue/adhesives etc) DIY & Home
  • Not currently recycled.
  • Do not place in Burgundy Recycling Bins.
  • Place in Grey general waste bin.
Tubs (Plastic e.g. chewing gum / confectionery) Food & Drink
Turpentine (White Spirit) Special / Hazardous
  • Hazardous material not accepted at Riverside or Baldovie recycling centres.
  • Householders should contact specialist waste management companies for safe disposal.
  • For small amounts of turpentine (i.e. less than a pint), leave the unused solvent to evaporate outside or in a well-ventilated area over the course of several hours. The empty container can be disposed of as general waste. Please keep turpentine out of reach of children and animals if following this approach.
TVs & Monitors Electrical
Tyres (Households only) Vehicle