General information on recycling and bin collections

Check which day your bin/bag is collected via the link 'When are my bins/bags collected?'

Blue Bins/Bags

Your fortnightly blue bin/bag collection has resumed.

Please present your blue bin/bag on the kerbside by 7am on your regular recycling collection day.

You CAN use your blue bin/bag to recycle:


You CANNOT use your blue bin/bag to recycle:

plastic bags
plastic film
food waste
residual household waste
garden waste.

Black Bins

We have resumed our usual fortnightly collection of your black bin. This means the weekly collection of general household waste has stopped.

Please present your black bin on the kerbside by 7am on your regular collection day.

No side waste will be collected.

Food waste

Your kerbside food waste container is collected every week and should be placed on the kerbside by 7am on regular collection days.

Brown Bins

You require a garden waste permit for the collection of your garden waste. To register and pay for your permit please follow the link on the left.

Please note, the fulfillment company responsible for the processing, printing and distribution of garden waste permits has informed us that they are operating with a reduced work force during the covid-19 pandemic.

We are in regular dialogue with the company and have their assurance that they are trying to keep delivery times for garden waste permits below 14 days.

We apologise if you experience any inconvenience whilst waiting for your garden waste permit. 

Brown bins with permits should be presented on the kerbside by 7am on your regular recycling collection day.

Brown bins without a permit will not be collected.

High Rise and Tenemental Recycling Collection Service  

The recycling collection service from tenemental and flatted properties has resumed.

Recycling collections from high rise properties remains suspended until further notice. 

Recycling Centres

Please follow the links for information on our recycling centres at Pottery Street and Kirn Drive.