Our Hard to Recycle bins

Our Hard to Recycle bins can be found at various locations around Buxton:

Stores: Sainsbury’s, Iceland and Morrisons

Green Man Gallery

Community locations: ROFA office, Victoria Park Road, Buxton Methodist Church, The Market Place, Bath Road Community Centre

Scan the QR code to see 52 ways to reduce your plastics. One idea for every week of the year.

Please do not leave bags etc on or beside our bins, it could be a trip hazard and result in us not being able to have the bins in the locations.

   Crisp Snacks

Crisps, popcorn, nuts & pretzels packets, crisp substitutes e.g. lentil curls, tortillas, quavers, prawn crackers. Multi-pack bags of above.


No: meat snacking products, dried fruit packets or nutrient powder packets.


Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins


Sweet and savoury biscuits, crackers, cake, cereal bars, rice cakes, Twiglets, mini cheddars, Ryvita types.


No: confectionery wrappers


Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins

Oral products

Toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads and covers, flossing sticks and interdental brushes, floss containers


No: tubes, non-plastic or battery operated toothbrushes, dental floss, packaging toothpaste


Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins


Soft plastics

Confectionery wrappers, fruit, vegetable and salad bags, multipack film wrap, baby, pet food and microwaveable food pouches, carrier bags, clothing bags, bubble wrap, toilet roll and kitchen roll wrapping


No: compostable or biodegradable bags

Where: soft plastic bin at Morrisons, Waitrose or Aldi


Pringles tubes


No: other brands or lids


Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins


Writing instruments

All bands of ballpoint, gel, fountain and eraser pens and mechanical pencils. Correction instruments, highlighters, felt tips, whiteboard and permanent markers.


No: glue sticks, rubbers and rulers, graphite and colouring pencils, chalk sticks. No sharp objects.


Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins

Cheese packaging

Any brand of flexible plastic cheese packaging, nets and pouches.


No: plastic cheese tubes and trays, squeezy cheese tubes.


Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins  

Disposable gloves

Any brand of disposable gloves made from  nitrile, vinyl and latex purchased for use at home


No: non-disposable gloves. No gloves which have been used with harsh chemical or unhygienic substances.

Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins

Coffee pouches

All brands of coffee bean and ground coffee pouches, coffee bag sachets, large bags of tea bags

Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins

 Coffee pods

For details see


Where: Bags available from Morrisons and can be handed in at Morrisons Daily, Scarsdale Place.

 Bread packaging


All brands of plastic bread bags, Warburtons wax wrap


No: combined paper and film window bags.


Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins


Home Cleaning/Washing packaging


All bands of flexible laundry washing capsules and pods packaging, dishwasher tablet packaging, cleaning product refill packaging


Where: Transition Buxton hard to recycle bins


Glass/Paper and Cardboard/Plastic/Metal


Bottles, tubs and trays/Food tins, drink cans, foil/Aerosols/Tetrapaks


Where: Brown bin at home


Garden plant material and food waste


Where: Green-lidded bin at home 


Medicine Blister packs


Any empty drug blister pack


Where: bin located at Superdrug, Springs shopping centre




All kinds of batteries


Where: any shop selling batteries including supermarkets

Brita Water Softener Cartridges


Any type of Brita cartridge


Where: bin located in Argos, Spring Gardens


Printer cartridges


All makes of PC printer cartridges


Where: bin located in Rymans, Springs shopping centre

Toothpaste tubes and other beauty, health and wellness product packaging


Where: Boots, Spring Gardens. Note: need to register first, see


Small Electrical appliances


Where: if working try a charity shop such as Blythe house. If not take to B&Q, Waterswallows or book a home collection from HPBC.



Last updated 26/6/2024