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Household bins and recycling

We offer three types of waste and recycling collections:

  • Orange lidded bins and sacks – for recycling
  • Green lidded bins – for garden waste
  • Black lidded bins – for rubbish which cannot be recycled or composted

Bins are emptied on an alternate weekly basis.

  • One week your black lidded bin will be collected, the following week your orange lidded recycling and green lidded garden waste bin (if you have one) will be collected.
  • Garden waste collections are suspended over winter between 1 December and 1 March each year.

Putting your bins out for collection

Your bins should be left at the edge of your property by 6am on your collection day and brought back on to your property as soon as possible after collection.

Please do not leave your bins out for more than 24 hours after your collection. You can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75 for leaving your bins out.

We will not collect black sacks which are left out alongside your bins.

Where a property cannot accommodate a wheeled bin, an officer will visit and agree a suitable collection arrangement. This may include providing some households with Council issued black sacks for their general waste.

You can request new bins if you need additional containers or yours get damaged or stolen. Charges apply.