No black plastic because the scanner can't read it but you might get away with leaving a black top on a clear plastic bottle.
Textiles need to be separately bagged. Foil and cans sit comfortably together.
Compost the peelings. Other food waste in the brown bin. Green garden waste every month in winter then fortnight it in summer. Don't forget to buy a new green bin.
Christmas and New Year Bank holidays move everything along two days, then one day, then normal. Or back if Christmas is a weekend. Other Banks Holidays make no difference.
Don't put it out in a gale or it ends up in the porch of number 26.
If in doubt do what number 32 does. They're usually first.