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

Use our online bin collection map to find out which dates we're collecting what, or to download a copy of your recycling calendar.  

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. 

Bin delivery dates

Up to date information on bin delivery dates for all types of bin are on our bin delivery page.

Swapping your blue bin

If you've received your blue bin, and you want to swap it for a different size, you can fill in a form to request a swap. 

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 or an extra 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.