REDDITCH Borough Council has reminded residents to not put non-recyclable items in green bins after waste samples revealed contamination.

In light of the Covid-19 crisis, Redditch residents are being urged to continue following the council's guidelines on what can go in green recycling bins.

The council shared pictures taken from two six-tonne samples of waste from green bins that has over 20 per cent contamination.

In a tweet the council said: "We're aware that the current situation with Covid-19 is difficult but PLEASE do not put non-recyclable items in your green bins."

Items that can recycled in green bins includes food and drink cans, glass bottles and jars, and most paper and magazines.

People can check what can go in their bin via