Your green (non-recyclable general waste) bin should only be used to collect those items that cannot be recycled at the kerbside.
From August 2023, all non-recyclable general waste from your green bin and from the bulky and black bag skips at recycling centres will be sent to an Energy from Waste Facility. This means the waste will be burnt to create energy. Whilst this is better than burying it in landfill it is important that we all play our part to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle as much as possible. This will help us to retain our valuable resources.
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.
Where possible, householders are encouraged to use all recycling facilities available to them. This could be using the blue or brown collection services, or by using local Recycling centres and points.
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.
Additional or replacement bins
You can apply for an additional green bin or request a replacement bin if your green bin is lost, stolen or damaged.
You can find further advice on how to reduce your waste by visiting the slim bin page.
Renew your additional bins or update your address or contact details
If you have received notification regarding renewal of your existing additional bin, please use the below link to complete the process online.
If you need to make changes to address or contact details for your existing additional bin, please also use the link below.