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Your bin collection

Overview

During 2022 we delivered approximately 300,000 new recycling wheeled bins to 150,000 properties. The new recycling wheeled bin service is:

  • Clean: more secure recycling bins will reduce the risk of waste escaping both before and during collections.
  • Easy: no more carrying heavy, leaky boxes. Recycling will be even easier - there is a blue lidded bin for paper, card and cartons and a red lidded bin for the rest of your recycling.
  • Green: 40 per cent more space to recycle using bigger containers that can be collected in fewer, more energy efficient vehicles, reducing the carbon footprint of the service.

Some properties with limited storage space or difficult access (such as steps) remain on a box collection service.

Households yet to move across to the new service include flats and properties with communal bin stores, along with properties collected by smaller vehicles down narrow roads. These properties will receive information about their service later in 2023.

In addition to fortnightly dry recycling service, the Council still operates a weekly food waste collection service. Residents can put their brown food bin out with their recycling containers on one week, or non-recyclable waste on the following week and it will be collected on the same day by a separate crew.

Please continue to make sure your bins are put out before 7am on the day of collection.

For information watch our animation about the service.