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Rubbish Collections

Black bin collections take place every other week

Your black bin is for non-recyclable household waste. Any rubbish you put in your black bin goes straight to landfill or Energy from Waste.  Please make sure you recycle and reduce your waste as much as you can.

Please do not put the following in your black bin:

  • soil, rubble or bricks - these can be taken to our household waste recycling centres (HWRC's) (please see charges here). 
  • electrical items - please recycle these at our mini recycling centres.
  • batteries - these can be taken to our HWRC's or to battery collection points in most supermarkets.
  • hot ash - please let this cool overnight before placing into your black bin.
  • gas canisters - please either see if the store you purchased this from has a take-back scheme or take to Newtown Road HWRC for disposal. 
  • commercial or business waste- you will need to arrange a separate waste collection for this via a private contractor.
  • food waste - this should be placed in the green wheelie bin for collection with or without a garden waste subscription.

To make sure you get a great service, please:

  • have your black bin ready for us to empty by 6am on your collection day during the current coronavirus pandemic
  • leave your bin handles facing outwards, as this will make the collection quicker for our crews
  • ensure your bin lid is closed and that there is no excess rubbish left next to the bin
  • do not put liquids in your bin
  • do not overload your bin with heavy items
  • make sure you return your bin to your property as soon as possible after collection

Sack collections

If you put your rubbish out for collection in black sacks provided by us, please check our sack collections page for information on your collections.


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