East Yorkshire Waste Management

Unlike South Yorkshire And West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire is covered by a single authority, East Riding Of Yorkshire Council. They hold responsibility for dealing with the waste processing for residents across the region as part of the services paid for by council tax.

East Riding Of Yorkshire council operate bin collections across the county, and in addition run ten Household Waste Recycling Centres for the use of residents to dispose of excess rubbish.

East Riding of Yorkshire flag

East Yorkshire council covers approximately 345,000 residents, across roughly 160,000 households.

East Yorkshire Bin Colours

East Yorkshire bin collection use bins in the following colours:

Waste TypeBin ColourCollection Frequency
Non RecyclablesGreenFortnightly
Garden & Food WasteBrownFortnightly

East Yorkshire Non Recyclables Green Bin

The green bin for residents of East Riding of Yorkshire is the one you might hear referred to as general waste. When it comes to what goes into the green bin, it’s best to think of it as everything that cannot be recycled in other bins.

The green bin is for non recyclables in East Riding of Yorkshire. You should use it for anything that cannot be recycled in your recyclables blue bin, or garden and food waste brown bin.

East Yorkshire Garden & Food Waste Brown Bin

It might be confusing to learn that food can go into the same brown bin as your garden waste. That’s because it can all be composted together at the council’s facilities for re-use in the future as a fertiliser, both by the council and given away to residents for use in gardens.

The brown bin is for green garden waste in East Riding of Yorkshire. You should use it for green grass clippings, pruning and leaves, plus branches up to 2 inches thick. Leftover food waste can also go into the bin too.

East Yorkshire Recycling Blue Bin

The blue bin for residents of East Riding of Yorkshire is for all other recycling that’s collected by the council. Broadly, that includes:

  • Card
  • Paper
  • Glass bottles and jars (lids on)
  • Cans
  • Tins
  • Tin foil
  • Plastic bottles
  • Carrier bags
  • Food trays
  • Yogurt pots
  • Frozen/Chilled food tubs

The blue bin is for recyclable waste in East Riding of Yorkshire. You can use it for recyclable plastic, metal, paper and card.

The council have produced a handy video (included below) about what can and can’t go into your blue bin to clear up some common misunderstandings.

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