Household waste and recycling collections
We provide a collection service for your household waste. This waste should be put out for collection by 7am on your collection day. You can find out what to put out for collection each week and your usual collection day on the waste collection service calendars.
On your collection day we collect
Your waste needs to be securely contained and placed at the front of your property within arm's reach of the pavement (edge of curtilage) but not on it. We will collect household waste that fits easily into a standard-size dustbin.
We supply containers for all recycling collections but residents are expected to provide their own containers for non-recyclable refuse.
The waste collection service now has more weekly collections than ever before. By recycling more we pay considerably less landfill tax which helps keep council tax bills to a minimum - and this also benefits the environment.
A waste collection service booklet is available which summarises the service.
We provide plastics, cans and glass; paper and card and non-recyclable collections for flats of 6 units or more.
My collection has been missed - what should I do?
Sorry if we have missed your collection. Please let us know when this happens so we can find out what went wrong and return to collect it. Sometimes collections are 'missed' because they haven't been put out by 7am or left in the correct place, which is at the edge of the property's boundary.
To report your missed collection use our missed collection report form. You can also report an ongoing problem with your waste or recycling collection - for instance, if your waste has been missed on a number of occasions.
We do not collect the following items in these regular collections. Placing these items in your household waste may result in your waste not being collected:
- Heavy (over 25kg) or bulky waste (e.g. carpets, lino, furniture) that does not fit in your normal bin
- Garden waste
- Construction or demolition waste - find out more about householders duty of care
- Hazardous waste (e.g. oil, asbestos or paint, etc)
- Dead pets - contact your vet for advice
- Commercial waste (e.g. produced by a shop, office or home business)
- Clinical waste