Barnsley Council Bins, Recycling And Rubbish

Barnsley Council Bins

Barnsley council bins come in four different colours, grey, brown, blue, And green. The grey bin is for food waste, the blue bin is for cardboard and paper, the brown bin is for food tins and the green bin is for garden waste.

Find out what goes in your bins.


Grey Bin.

What you can put in your grey bin.

  • Food waste
  • Plastic trays and film
  • Polystyrene packaging
  • Wrapping paper
  • Sanitary wear, personal hygiene items and nappies
  • Paint tins (in a carrier bag)
  • Other household waste that can’t be recycled

What you cannot put in your grey bin.

  • Soil, rubble or construction waste
  • Electrical items
  • Textiles
  • Large toys
  • CarpetsĀ or furniture
  • Business waste
  • Tyres
  • Asbestos
  • Any item that can be recycled


Brown Bin.

What you can put in your brown bin.

  • Food tins, foil trays and drinks cans
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles

What you cannot put in your brown bin.

  • Aerosols
  • Kitchen foil
  • Broken glass
  • Plastic food packaging
  • Juice cartons
  • Yogurt pots
  • Light bulbs
  • Pyrex
  • Window glass
  • Other metals
  • Other plastic items


Blue Bin.

What you can put in your blue bin.

  • Cardboard
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Mixed paper
  • Junk mail
  • White envelopes
  • Shredded paper
  • Office paper
  • Catalogues and brochures
  • Telephone directories
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines

What you cannot put in your blue bin.

  • Brown envelopes
  • Wrapping paper


Green Bin.

What you can put in your blue bin.

  • Garden waste
  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Bark and wood shavings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Twigs
  • Small branches


What you need to do on bin collection day.

On bin collection day you need to put your bins out before 6:00am. you can put your bin out from 12:00pm the day before, you must remove it by 12:00pm the following day.


  • 1 Westgate, Western St, Barnsley, S70 2DR
  • 01226 770770

Opening hours

  • Monday:
    9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday:
    9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday:
    9am - 5pm
  • Thurstday:
    9am - 5pm
  • Friday:
    9am - 5pm
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:


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