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Bins and collections

bin men emptying blue bins

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 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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Bin collection calendar

Bin collection dates

Information about when bins are collected, collection on public/bank holidays. Bins text message reminder service subscribe and unsubscribe information.

Blue and green bin

Fortnightly collections

Information about the introduction of fortnightly collections of blue, brown and green bins.

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Full blue bin with waste emerging

Bins not collected

Information about why your bin may not have been collected and why it has been tagged.

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A blue bin

Blue bin waste

Explains what you can put in your blue bin and what changes are going to be made.

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A full brown bin

Brown bin and kitchen caddy waste

Information about using your kitchen caddy, more caddy liners, what you can put in your brown bin, having a second brown bin, no brown bin, garden waste collections, leaving cardboard and what happens to your brown bin waste.

Items in this section - Request new bins, boxes and sacks

A green bin

Green bin waste

What you should put in your green bin.

 

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Bin Men

Help putting your bin out

Information if you need assistance with placing your bins out for collection.

Items in this section - Bins left out

Blue bin left out on the street

Bins left out

Explains how to report bins that have been left out and how you can be prosecuted.

Items in this section - Bulky waste

Men removing bulky items

Bulky waste collections

Bulky waste is classed as items from your home that will not fit into a wheeled bin for normal weekly collection such as furniture and fridges. Find out how to get this type of waste collected.

Items in this section - New bin

A green bin

Request new bins

Information about getting an additional/replacement bin, getting a black recycling box and how to report a stolen bin.

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