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
Drinks Cans (Metal) Food & Drink
Duvets & Pillows Furnishings
DVD / Blu-ray Players Electrical
Egg Boxes (Cardboard) Food & Drink
Egg Boxes (Plastic) Food & Drink
Electrical Equipment (Washing machines, cookers, Fridges, Freezers, TVs, Dishwashers etc) Electrical
Envelopes Stationery, Arts & Craft
  • Place in Blue paper and cardboard recycling bin.
  • Excludes padded envelopes - dispose of these in Grey general waste bin.
Fabric Softener Bottles (Plastic) Cleaning
Fire Extinguishers (Households only) Special / Hazardous
  • Return to your original supplier for reuse or recycling.

DO NOT dispose of fire extinguishers:

  • in grey general waste bins.
  • in any recycling bins.
  • at any recycling points.
  • in waste skips.
  • Incorrect disposal of fire extinguishers is dangerous and can lead to injury or harm if it remains undetected throughout the waste treatment process.
Flowers & Plants Garden / Organics