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. 

Garden waste

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.

Unwanted bins

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.