RESIDENTS are being reminded about recycling rules...after council staff found a toilet seat dumped in a blue bin meant for paper and cardboard.

Details of which items should be placed in each bin can be found at East Renfrewshire Council’s website.

A council spokesperson said: “Last week, someone disposed of a toilet seat in their blue bin.

“Your blue bin is for paper and cardboard and your green bin is for plastic, cans and bottles.

“If your bins are contaminated with non-recyclable items, we can’t recycle the contents.”