A-Z Recycling Guide

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
Books (Paperback) Books & Print
Bottles Glass (Wine, Beer etc ) Food & Drink
Boxes (Cardboard Take Aways - e.g. Pizza, Fish & Chips) Food & Drink
  • Not currently recycled. (grease and oils from food contaminate the cardboard making it difficult to recycle)
  • Place in Grey general waste bin.
Boxes (Cardboard) Storage & Packaging
Boxes (Plastic Storage) Storage & Packaging
Bubble Wrap Storage & Packaging
Cable (Household) Electrical
Cartons (Tetra-paks - a type of plasticised cardboard carton) Food & Drink

Typically used for storing liquids such as milk, soup, fruit juice, tomatoes etc. Tetra Pak - 75% paperboard, 20% of polyethylene and 5% of aluminium.

  • Rinse out & squash.
  • Place in Burgundy Recycling Bins.
  • Do not place in blue paper & cardboard bins.
Cassettes & Video Tapes Entertainment
  • Donate to local charity shop.
  • Do not place in Burgundy recycling bins.
  • Place in Grey general waste bin.
CD/DVD Cases Entertainment