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.
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
There’s been a huge demand for bins and we are steadily getting them out.
We're really sorry for the delay. We're waiting for a new delivery of bins from the manufacturer, and cannot give a definite timescale. Keep checking this page as we'll update it as soon as we can.
Don’t worry though - you can still recycle card and paper using green boxes, cardboard boxes and carrier bags.
If your bin still hasn't arrived by the middle of June, come back to this page. There will be a link to a form for you to let us know.
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.
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.