What goes in your rubbish bin

We collect household rubbish which cannot be recycled, every other week. The rubbish must be in black sacks or your own bin and available for collection from 6am. We do not provide bins for general waste/rubbish and will not collect waste placed in your mixed recycling bin.

There shouldn't be much left after you have recycled your food waste, all the items that can go in your blue lidded recycling bin and any textiles, small electrical items and batteries.

  • Bubble wrap.
  • Cling film.
  • Coat hangers (metal and plastic).
  • Crisp packets and other confectionary packaging such as chocolate and biscuit wrappers.
  • Expanded polystyrene.
  • Hard plastic, such as toys, milk and beer crates.
  • Incontinence pads.
  • Nappies.
  • Pet litter (max 10kg weight).
  • Sanitary products.
  • Wet/used kitchen paper, tissues and wipes.
  • Batteries.
  • Bricks.
  • Building waste such as plasterboard, fibreglass and tiles.
  • Carpet
  • Electrical items.
  • Garden waste.
  • Gas canisters and helium bottles.
  • Hot ash (it can go in once cooled).
  • Large items such as furniture.
  • Rubble.
  • Sharp items or broken glass unless it is well wrapped. Please also put a note on the bin/bag warning the collectors.
  • Soil.

You can recycle some of these at a community recycling centre.

We aim to:

  • Collect your waste from any point between your front boundary (nearest the road) and your back door, as long as there are no locked gates or loose dogs and it is clearly visible in the same location each time. Please ensure wherever you leave your waste the route taken by our collectors is safe. Typical problems include trip hazards, stairs without hand rails and slippery surfaces such as wooden decking.
  • Return your bin (unless you are using a wheeled bin) and its lid.
  • Clear up any mess caused by the collectors.
  • Treat your property with care and respect.

You can put your waste in your own wheeled bin (please make sure the lid can close). It must not be up or down steps. Your household waste wheeled bin will be returned to the edge of your property - not back to where it was taken from.

If you use a dustbin please make sure it has a lid as this will help prevent it filling with rain water.