What to put in your green bin, putting your bin out, text reminders, uncollected waste, tags, new or extra bins and unwanted second bins.
If you have household waste that cannot be recycled in your blue bin, and isn’t food or garden waste which goes in your brown bin, then you can put it in your green bin. Find out what you can put in your green bin:
You must put your green bin out on the street at the edge of your property by 7am on the morning of your collection day.
If you live on a farm or have a private ten foot, you must place your green bin at the collection point we have agreed. This is usually at the nearest point to the public road.
Please note: your collections will temporarily change following a bank holiday. Check the bin collection checker to find out when your bins will be collected over these periods.
Yes, you can sign up to our text reminder service which will send you reminders for all your different bins the night before they are due to be collected.
Simply text your 'calendar code' to '07507 307088'.
Please note: you can find your 'calendar code' on the printed collection calendar that was posted to you. Can't find it? See below...
If you don't have the printed bin collection calendar that we sent you, you can:
Just text STOP followed by your 'calendar code' (do not add any spaces) to 07508 307088, such as 'STOPNW1A'.
Please note: you only need to send one text to stop the reminder service for all your different bins.
Yes, simply stop the reminders for your old mobile number (only if your old number will be used by somebody else), then sign up for reminders for your new number.
Yes, simply stop the reminders for your old address, then sign up for reminders at your new address.
The most common reasons for a green bin not being collected are:
If none of the above reasons apply, find out if we can come back and collect it for you.
We may be able to come back and collect your general waste if you meet certain conditions:
If your green bin is full and you can’t wait until the next collection, you can:
Please note: for the health and safety of yourself and others you must not bring wheelie bins to a household waste and recycling site.
We’ll leave a green tag on your bin if we haven’t been able to take your waste because:
The tag lists items that shouldn’t be in your green bin. Remove any such items and place your bin out on your next collection date.
Find out what you can do with extra general waste if you can’t wait this long.
We are tagging all our green bins in East Riding with an orange tag to politely remind and encourage our residents to put food waste in their brown bin. This is important because it can then be composted, which improves recycling rates and reduces disposal costs.
If you don’t have a brown bin or kitchen caddy you can request one. You can also get free caddy liners.
Request collection of an unwanted green bin
Once we collect the waste from you we take it to a waste transfer station where it is filtered, shredded and turned into refuse derived fuel (RDF). It is then moved to a multi fuel energy processing plant at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire to generate electricity.
Find out more about how to reduce, reuse and recycle waste and how it can help save money.