Collecting and recycling your old rubbish bins

Collecting and recycling your old rubbish bins

We are providing households in the district with a new black wheeled rubbish bin for their rubbish. When you receive your new bin, you can start using it straight away as we’ll only empty the new official council wheeled rubbish bin.

You can reuse your old wheelie bin or dustbin in many ways including turning it into a water butt or using it for storage in your garden, or it can be taken to either Caterham or Earlswood community recycling centres.

We’ve also arranged for old bins to be collected by our Street Cleaning team, at our bulky rubbish clearance weekends in December.

At these weekends, residents can bring their empty bins to one of these locations and we’ll take them away and recycle them. If the bins have rubbish inside them, they won’t be taken away.

The plastic rubbish bins will be made into plastic pellets, which are used to make other plastic items and the metal bins will be recycled to make new metal items.

The dates and locations of these bin collection weekends are:

Saturday 14 December    
Hurst Green* 12pm-2.15pm Coldshott
Limpsfield 12pm-2.15pm Stoneleigh Road
Oxted 7.30am-9.45am Council Offices, Oxted
  10am-12.15pm Chalkpit Wood
Tandridge 12.30pm-2.15pm Car park behind St Peter's School
Tatsfield 7.30am-10.45am Village hall car park

*Bins will only be collected at Coldshott and not at the Community Centre.

You can leave your empty bin with our officers, at one of the locations, on the specified times and dates, but please do not block the road or pavement.

We will still collect residents' old bins from their property, if they requested the collection service earlier this year.

If you are unable to take your bin to one of these collection dates because you are an older person, have a disability or a medical reason, please complete the form at or e-mail We will arrange for your old bin to be collected.

For information about the new wheeled rubbish bins, please visit, for information about our bulky rubbish weekends, visit and for information about community recycling centres visit


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