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Bins, rubbish and recycling

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Collections comprise of the brown bin for food waste, cardboard and garden waste; the blue recycling bin for paper, cans and plastic bottles and the green bin collection for rubbish which cannot be placed into the brown or blue bins.

Most of that household waste, about 80 per cent of it, can be recycled.

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Bins and collections

Information about collection dates, uncollected bins, blue bin waste, brown bin kitchen caddy waste, green bin waste, help putting your bin out and requesting new bins.

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Household waste recycling sites (tips) and mini recycling sites

Information about household waste recycling sites, mini recycling sites, permits and where to find your nearest recycling site.

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Rubbish

Litter and fly tipping

Information about litter, fly-tipping, flyposting, skip waste and fixed penalty notices.

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Council business waste bin

Business waste

Information on what business waste is, what your responsibility is, using your household bin, businesses not producing much waste, are collections already included in business rates, council collecting, size of bins you can have, what you can recycle, how often is it collected, taking it to tips and advice on how to reduce and reuse waste.

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Clinical waste

Information on what clinical waste is and how to dispose of it.

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Asbestos

Explains what asbestos is, how to tell if you have it, what you should do if you have it, how to dispose of it, where to get professional advice and finding a licensed contractor.

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Reduce, reuse and recycle waste

Reducing waste at home, stopping junk mail and using real nappies.

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Composting

Compost giveaways, buying compost bins/water butts, and composting advice.

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