Kerbside waste & recycling

Collections details

Please have your bins out by 6am on the day of collection and make sure there is a space of 1 metre between your household waste bin and your recycling bin.

Make sure your bin is facing the road (wheels should be closest to your property). Don’t place your bin behind parked cars or under trees with overhanging branches.

Please do not overfill your bins. Overfull or excessively heavy bins may not be emptied.

Green household waste bin

Household waste bins are collected weekly and should only be used for general household waste that cannot be recycled. Up to 10 Ionisation alarms can be disposed of in general waste, this can be via kerbside collection or at our waste transfer stations.

Yellow recycling bin

These bins are collected fortnightly on the same day of the week as your household waste bin.

Recyclable items include:

  • paper and cardboard (including newspapers, magazines, catalogues, envelopes, egg cartons, milk cartons, juice cartons, cardboard boxes and any other paper)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • Empty aluminium, steel and aerosol cans
  • All rigid plastic containers (including plastic drink bottles, yoghurt containers, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles).

Recycling tips

  • no need to take lids off bottles
  • place all recyclables loose in the bin
  • do not bundle newspapers
  • do not put recyclables in plastic bags or bin liners
  • do not put plastic bags in the bin.

Items not accepted by the kerbside collection service

  • building and construction waste
  • car components
  • rocks and earth
  • hot ashes
  • hazardous waste (including ammunition, paint, oil, heavy metal batteries, pharmaceuticals, poisons, pesticides).

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