Recycling your food and garden waste couldn't be easier! Follow the steps below to find out how your food and garden waste is collected and re-processed into agricultural compost.
To check the waste and recycling collections your household receives, or to print off your collection calendar(s), please use our household collection date finder.
Information in the Food and Garden Waste Leaflet [676Kb] shows householders what materials we do, and do not, accept in the brown bin.
Correct presentation of wheeled bins
Make sure your wheeled bin is put out at the agreed location by 7:30 am on the day of collection, and returned to your bin storage point by the end of the day:
- Do not contaminate your recycling bins
- Do not place plastic bags in either of your recycling bins. Plastic bags will be treated as contamination, and may result in your bin not being emptied
- Do not overfill your bin and ensure that the lid is closed
- Do not put out additional waste or recycling next to your bin as this is not permitted and will not be uplifted. Excess waste and recycling can be taken to your local Recycling Centre free of charge.
For more information on presenting wheeled bins at the kerbside, refer to the Waste Presentation Leaflet [217Kb].
Additional or replacement bins
To replace a lost, stolen or damaged bin, please contact the Council's Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476. If you would like to apply for additional waste and recycling bins, please visit our second bin page.