Changes to recycling collections
We've changed the way we collect your recycling.
- Cardboard and paper is collected every four weeks
- Your brown bin, for glass bottles/jars, cans and plastic bottles is collected every four weeks
The day you have your collections will stay the same, but you will get a different recycling collection on different weeks. Here is an example:
|Week 1||Grey bin||Rubbish|
|Week 2||Brown bin||Glass bottles/jars, cans and plastic bottles|
|Week 3||Grey bin||Rubbish|
|Week 4||Blue bin/green box/cardboard box or carrier bag||Cardboard and paper|
You can find out what dates we're collecting what, using the In My Area bin collection map. Alternatively, check the recycling calendar you received through your letterbox.
Your garden waste collections will stay the same.
Bins for recycling
Blue bin - paper and card
You can order a free blue bin if you need more room to store your paper and card. You can order more than one if you want. There is a 240 litre blue bin, which is the same size as your grey bin.
You do not have to have a blue bin. You can still use a green box, carrier bags and/or cardboard boxes if you want.
Blue bin delivery dates
When did you order your blue bin?
When should it arrive?
What should I do if it hasn't arrived when expected?
|Ordered BEFORE 2 March||It should have arrived by now!||Order another bin|
|Ordered BETWEEN 2 and 17 March||It should arrive by the end of April||If it hasn't arrived by the end of April, order another bin|
|Ordered ON or AFTER 18 March||It should arrive at the beginning of May||If it hasn't arrived by the middle of May, order another bin|
Requests for swaps or alterations can be made from 23 April.
Brown bin - glass bottles/jars, cans and plastic bottles
Most people already have a large brown for their glass bottles/jars, cans and plastic bottles. But if you have one of the smaller bins, and think you may need more room, you can order a bigger brown bin.
If you have any bins or containers that you do not want anymore, we can collect them from you.
When is my collection day?
You can find out using our bin collections map. But remember, the map shows current collections. The new collections will be shown as soon as they start in April.
What can I recycle?
You can check our recycling directory to find out what you can put in your recycling bins.