Black bin collections

Mixed recycling (glass, cans and plastic bottles)

Mixed recycling is collected every four weeks. Your bin should be available for collection from the edge of your property, or your collection point, from 6:30am on the day of collection.

Why did I get a leaflet?

From September, we will be delivering a recycling guide to every household in Trafford that has wheelie bins.


The leaflet has been designed to be an easy to follow guide on what to put in your Black bin. This is because we are finding more non bottle shaped plastics like yoghurt pots and margarine tubs in the black bin. We have always asked residents to place these types of plastic in the grey bin. Stick it on your fridge, noticeboard or near your kitchen recycling bins as a handy reminder.

Which items can be recycled in the black bin?

Please rinse your items before you put them in the bin.  

  • Aerosols (no lids)
  • Foil and foil trays
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Bottle shaped plastics (no lids) such as:
    • Cleaning product bottles
    • Trigger spray bottles
    • Shampoo and shower gel bottles
    • Drinks bottles
    • Milk bottles
  • Glass bottles and jars (no lids)

We will not empty bins that contain the following:

  • Plastic food trays
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Margarine tubs
  • Plastic film
  • Plastic bags
  • Soil

Bags of waste presented to the side of the bin will not be collected. If you do have extra recycling, please take this to your local household waste recycling centre.