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

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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
Hazardous Wastes - NOT ACCEPTED Special / Hazardous

The council does not provide special/hazardous waste clean-up, uplift or disposal services for the following.

Including but not limited to:

Pesticides/Herbicides, chemicals (e.g. brake fluid, thinners, fuels, printer toner, industrial cleaning agents etc), asbestos containing materials, heavy metals (e.g. mercury etc), radioactive substances (any items containing luminous Radium paint pre-1970’s e.g. clocks & watches; Uranium glassware (e.g. Green or Red Fiestaware) pre-1940’s), lead based paints pre-1992 UK ban and pressurised gas cylinders containing acetylene or toxic/corrosive gasses.

Please contact a specialist hazardous/special waste disposal contractor directly for safe licenced uplift and disposal.

 

Hedge Trimmings Garden / Organics
Hoover dust Cleaning
  • Hoover dust cannot be recycled.
  • Please bag all hoover dust before placing it in your grey general waste bin.
Inhalers (medical) Health & Beauty
  • Should be returned to a pharmacy to be disposed of safely.
Jar Lids (Metal) Storage & Packaging
  • Rinse and place in Burgundy Recycling Bins.
Jars (Glass) Storage & Packaging
Junk Mail Books & Print
Kitchen Cleaners (Plastic Bottles) Cleaning
Kitchen Cleaners (Plastic Spray Bottles) Cleaning
Kitchen Knives Food & Drink
  • Can be recycled at Riverside or Baldovie recycling centres via the scrap metal container.
  • Can be disposed of via the grey general waste bin.  To avoid injury or harm we would ask that the blade of the knife is wrapped with cardboard, bubble wrap or something similar before placing in the bin.