Bins and recycling
Purchase a bin
As part of Merseyside & Halton Waste Partnership, we have teamed up with getcomposting.com to provide Liverpool residents with exclusive offers on home compost bins and other green products.
Order your compost bin via www.merseyside.getcomposting.com
Once you've got your bin, you'll need some advice on setting it up and how to get started.
- Recycle Now has a comprehensive guide on how to set up your bin.
- The Royal Horticultural Society provides information on when and how to compost.
What to put in your bin
- Tea bags.
- Grass cuttings.
- Vegetable peelings, salad leaves and fruit scraps.
- Old flowers and nettles.
- Coffee grounds and filter paper.
- Spent bedding plants.
- Rhubarb leaves.
- Young annual weeds (e.g. chickweed).
- Crushed egg shells.
- Egg and cereal boxes.
- Corrugated cardboard and paper (scrunched up).
- Toilet and kitchen roll tubes.
- Garden prunings.
- Twigs and hedge clippings.
- Straw and hay.
- Bedding from vegetarian pets.
- Ashes from wood, paper and lumpwood charcoal.
- Sawdust and wood chippings.
- Woody clippings.
- Cotton threads and string (made from natural fibre).
- Vacuum bag contents.
- Old natural fibre clothes (cut into small pieces).
- Tissues, paper towels and napkins.
- Shredded confidential documents.
- Corn cobs and stalks.
Never put these in your bin
- Cooked vegetables, meat and dairy products (unless they have first been treated with a specialist Kitchen Composter).
- Diseased plants.
- Dog poo or cat litter, or baby's nappies.