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Bins and waste services - weekly update

Disposing of waste if you or someone in your home suspects has Covid-19

Waste such as used tissues, disposable cleaning cloths/wipes, gloves, or other personal hygiene products should be bagged before putting in your grey household waste bin. Please do not put them in your blue lid recycling bin, as they are not recyclable. 

Household waste

Service status: Operating 

Advice: This service is operating as normal, however if all the bins in your street are not collected on your usual bin day, please bear with us and leave your full bin at the edge of your property until it has been emptied. Crews will get to you as soon as possible.

Check that you are recycling all you can. Please make sure all rubbish is inside the bin and that the bin lid is closed.

Blue lid recycling 

Service status: Operating 

Advice: This service is operating as normal, however if all the bins in your street are not collected on your usual bin day, please bear with us and leave your full bin out at the edge of your property until it has been emptied. Crews will get to you as soon as possible.

To get more in your blue lid bin, flatten or squash your recycling items. Extra recycling can also be temporarily bagged and stored in places such as outbuildings/garages or the garden waste bin (recycling would have to be unbagged before putting into blue lid bin). Use our recycling guide to check that you are recycling all that you can in your blue lid bin. Please make sure all recycling is inside the bin and that the bin lid is closed.

Garden waste

Service status: Operating

Advice: Garden waste is collected every other week. Find out more about garden waste.

Food waste

Service status: Operating

Advice: Food waste is collected every week. Find out more about food waste.

New and replacement bins

Service status: Operating

Advice: Please use our report a lost or damaged bin form to order a replacement domestic grey, blue lid recycling or garden waste bin or to let us know if any of your bins are damaged. 

Bulky items

Service status: Operating

Advice: Bulky item collections are operating. Book a bulky waste collection.

Household recycling centre (The tip)

Service status: Operating with booked appointments

Advice: The tip is open every day as normal, 8am-4pm, Monday to Sunday. In order to use the site you will need to book an appointment. Please check our operating arrangements before you visit and book a slot at the tip online

Trade waste and recycling collections

Service status: Operating 

Advice: We provide collections to our trade waste and recycling customers. How to contact the trade waste team.

Private waste removal

If you have undertaken a large clear out or home works, you may think of arranging private waste removal. Before you pay anymore to take rubbish away you must first check they have a Waste Carriers Licence. 

Advice on finding licensed/registered waste carriers and reporting fly-tipping. You can check this with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506.

Burning rubbish

Please be considerate to others and do not burn rubbish in your gardens. Garden fires are dangerous and can get out of control. You can report an ongoing bonfire problem here.

Other advice and information:

  • Leave your bins out at the edge of your property by 6.45am.
  • Make sure all rubbish and recycling is inside bins and that the bin lids are closed. Recycling should be placed loosely in the blue lid bin and not in bags.
  • Park considerately outside your homes so that our lorries can access your street and empty your bins.
  • Remember to wash your hands before and after putting your bins out and bringing them in.

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