General rubbish / wheelie bin collections are three weekly. Recycling and food waste is collected weekly.
Clean food & drink cans
Clean plastic bottles (Rinsed, squashed, lids removed)
Plastic bottle tops & lids
Metal bottle tops & jar lids
Clean plastic food trays
Clean pots & tubs
Newspapers & magazines
Catalogues & telephone directories
Shredded paper (in an envelope or
wrapped in paper)
Flattened cereal boxes & other card
Brown card (must fit in box)
Hard-back & paper-back books
Metalic or glittery wrapping paper
Large bits of brown card
(too big for the box)
Tetra type drinks cartons
Leftover cooked & raw food
Meat, fish & bones
Vegetables & fruit
Bread, cakes, pastries
Rice, pasta & beans
Tea bags & coffee grounds
Any type of packaging
Food trays, containers,
plastic bags & foil.
(flowers & plants)
& straw from
Black bin - Waste you can’t recycle
When putting your wheelie bin out for collection, the lid must always be fully closed. Rubbish that doesn’t fit inside the bin or that you leave on the floor next to it will not be taken.
The black wheelie bin is for anything left over that can’t go into the recycling boxes or food waste caddy. We’re no longer giving out black sacks.
If you often have more recycling than will fit into your containers, you can ask for more recycling boxes.
If you can't accommodate a wheeled bin we will assess the property and will provide you with a roll of 52 purple sacks instead. This is the same capacity as a standard wheeled bin collected every three weeks.
If you are recycling as much as possible, you should have enough space with your wheeled bin or allocation of purple sacks. However, if you still have too much waste you can buy the purple sacks for £51.88 per roll of 26 which is to cover the extra collection costs. Call us to order on: 0845 602 7035.
You should put your containers on the kerbside, just outside your boundary. All recyclable items should be placed loose in the boxes and not contained in plastic bags or other containers.
You can stack the boxes on top of each other to save space. If you think the containers will block the footpath please put the containers just at the boundary.
Remember to take your containers off the footpath as soon as you can after they have been emptied.