Melton Borough Council

What goes in your brown bin

Brown bins are for certain types of recycling only. We accept:

  • Plastic bottles
  • All plastic food containers, such as yoghurt pots/margarine tubs
  • Ready meal trays and yoghurt pots
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Greeting cards
  • Telephone Directories e.g. Yellow pages
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Food tins and drink cans
  • Foil trays
  • Empty aerosols
  • Drink and food cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Shredded paper
If you have a mobile phone you would like to recycle visit Envirofone which is an easy way to get cash for your old mobile phone.