We collect rubbish and recycling weekly on the same day. Bank holiday collections vary. Garden Waste collections have now ended and will resume on Monday 1 April 2019. Visit our Garden Waste page for more information. Until collections resume you can take your garden waste for free to any refuse and recycling centre.
Easter Holiday Collection Dates (Good Friday is a normal day of collection):
|Scheduled Day of Collection||ACTUAL day of collection|
|Monday 22 April||Tuesday 23 April|
|Tuesday 23 April||Wednesday 24 April|
|Wednesday 24 April||Thursday 25 April|
|Thursday 25 April||Friday 26 April|
|Friday 26 April||Saturday 27 April|
If you live in flats where waste is collected from a communal area, you will need to contact us for your collection day.
You can book a large item collection, hazardous and clinical waste as well as report abandoned or dumped items (fly tipping).
Present your rubbish for collection like this:
- in bin bags
- placed within the boundary of your property near to the highway, but not on the pavement (if you leave waste on the highway you may be prosecuted)
- please place out by 7am on the day of collection
- if you have a dustbin or wheelie bin you should leave bags in it to protect them from animals and weather
- all recyclable waste should be placed in your recycling boxes, please see further info below
Buying your own bin
Any bin used should have fixed grip handles, fixed lower down. This ensures the crew can lift it and empty it into the rubbish truck
Bins with handles designed to lock over lid are not suitable for manual lifting. You should only use these bins to store your waste sacks.
You may use a wheelie bin only to store your sacks of refuse and providing you leave the bin out for collection, the operatives will remove the sacks. If you place too many bags in the bin, they may not be able to reach the bottom sack as they are not allowed to reach into the bottom of the bin as part of the Contractor's risk assessment.
We do not tip wheeled bins into the back of the collection vehicle. This is still a bag only collection operation (some exceptions do apply).
Can you clean my bin?
It is your responsibility to keep your bin clean. If you live in a property that has a managing agent and you share your bin with other people, then it is the responsibility of the managing agent or landlord to keep the communal bins clean and tidy.
What we don't collect
The following is waste that is not collected as part of our domestic waste collection: