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Report a missed bin collection

If we have missed your household waste collection, help us to investigate.

Report a missed bin or pink sack collection

If your household waste or recycling bin has been missed for operational reasons - and not due to incorrect presentation - you can help us to investigate.

To check if you have been affected by operational issues, including adverse weather, visit the service disruption pages before reporting a missed bin collection.

Report a missed bin collection

We will need information about the location of the missed household collection including the type of waste, your address and the date of the missed collection.

Please continue to leave your bin out for 48 hours while your missed bin report is being looked into by the relevant collection depot. After 48 hours of reporting a missed bin, if the collection depot has not returned to empty it, please take it back in and present it on your next scheduled collection day. Excess waste and recycling can be taken to your local Recycling Centre or Point.

Report a missed assisted lift

Report a missed assisted lift

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476, and we will arrange another uplift for you and confirm the date for this.

Bin collection dates

To check your household waste and recycling collection dates, or to print your collection calendar(s), please use our household collection date finder. 

Do you have the correct materials in your recycling bin?

Only fill your recycling bin(s) with materials listed in the kerbside collection service leaflets. If the bin contains the (e.g. plastic bags or glass jars/bottles in a blue-lidded bin) it will not be uplifted by the collection crew.

Presenting your bin

  • If the bin is overfilled (i.e. the lid won't close) or the bin is not presented on the kerbside, then the bin will not be uplifted. Side waste will also not be uplifted by the collection crew.
  • The wheeled bin or pink sack should be presented by 7:30am on the day of collection to avoid being missed. Bins should be returned to your bin storage point that same day
  • Failure to present your bin(s) or pink sacks correctly could result in your waste not being uplifted, these will not be uplifted until the next scheduled collection date.

For full details on household waste presentation refer to the Household Bin Policy (PDF) [191KB] .

Last modified on 20 January 2022

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