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Information about communal bins at flats

Some flats, apartments and other buildings share a large communal bin. 

If you use this type of bin for your rubbish please remember:

  • Your bins will be collected every week.
  • The big bin with the green lid is for household waste. Check what goes in your household waste bin.
  • If you have a big bin with a blue lid, this is for recycling. Not every site will have a recycling bin. Find out what goes in your recycling bin. Some flats also have their own individual recycling bins.
  • Household waste bins and recycling bins may be collected on different days.
  • All waste and recycling must be put inside the bins. Rubbish and recycling that is not inside the bins will not be collected.
  • The bins are for household waste and recycling only - no furniture or large or bulky items should be put in or around the bins.
  • If you have larger items or furniture to dispose of these can be taken to the tip in Shidas Lane, Oldbury, or you can book a bulky collection.
  • If you need information, including checking when the bins for your building are collected, speak to your site caretaker.

Blue and green bins