Black bin - non-recycling waste

Black bin - non-recycling waste

Find out when your bin and recycling collection days are.

Bin collection day finder 

What you can put in your black bin

You can put the following items in your black bin:

  • any household waste that can't be recycled
  • bubble wrap
  • cat litter, double bagged
  • cling film
  • crisp and sweet packaging
  • disposable nappies
  • dog poo, double bagged
  • food and drink pouches
  • food waste, doubled bagged - please compost if you can
  • polystyrene.

What you can't put in your black bin

Please don't put in:

  • broken glass
  • commercial and business waste
  • electrical items
  • garden waste
  • gas canisters
  • hazardous waste
  • hot ashes
  • liquid paint
  • oil
  • recyclable items - please put in your blue bin
  • syringes and clinical waste
  • textiles.

Using your black wheelie bin

  • we’ll collect the contents of one closed wheelie bin, every 2 weeks
  • put your black wheelie bin out for collection by 6am on your collection day 
  • make sure the bin is at the edge of your property, where the waste collection team can see it from the road and collect it easily
  • make sure your bin lid is closed
  • don’t put out any extra rubbish bags for collection
  • if your bin is too heavy to be wheeled to the back of our collection vehicle then we can’t empty it
  • take your bin back to your property as soon as possible after the collection

Residents who are unable to put a bin out for collection can apply for assistance if there is no one else at the property who can help.

We collect bins during all bank holidays, except:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day.

If you fill your black bin please take any additional waste to the tip.

Larger or additional bin request

You can apply for an additional bin if:

  • your household has six or more permanent residents
  • your household has five residents including a child in nappies
  • your household has three or more children in nappies
  • someone in your household has medical needs that create extra waste. 
Page last updated: 11 August 2017
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