Refuse - weekly collection


Christmas collections information now published

Your collection day - and what bins we collect - may be different during Christmas and New Year's weeks.

Check your Christmas and New Year's weeks collection days here and on the Christmas bin label we will leave on your bin during November/December.

How to deal with waste if you are self-isolating

Latest government advice here.

Weekly refuse collection

Leave your bins in a clearly visible place at the edge of your property by 6.30am on collection day. We work as normal on bank holiday Mondays and Good Friday. What if a collection is missed?

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Your black refuse bin is for household waste that cannot be recycled using our other recycling services. You can use it to dispose of nappies and incontinence waste. NO FOOD WASTE, NO GARDEN WASTE.

Your refuse must be fully contained within your black refuse bin with the lid closed, or it will not be collected. We do not accept side waste for refuse.

You cannot use this bin for:

Does it go to landfill?

No, it is burnt to generate electricity. After burning, a very small amount of ash is left, which must be landfilled but does no harm to the environment. Why is it better to recycle where possible?

How big is the refuse bin?

Our standard size black refuse bin is 140 litres. Some residents still have a 180 litre black refuse bin, which was the standard black bin size before 2017. It would have been very expensive to replace them with 140 litre versions in 2017, so we left them in place. But we will replace it with our current standard 140 litre version if it breaks or is lost.


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