To allow us to manage our resources during this challenging time we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the start of the garden waste collection service.
We will be moving the resources that we would have used to provide the garden waste service to support the continuation of our normal refuse and recycling services.
We are currently looking to delay the start of the service until after Easter - but as this is a fast moving situation we will review this nearer the time.
We have temporarily postponed the replacement of green wheelie bins. This is to prioritise the recycling and refuse bins.
Find further information about waste and recycling during Covid-19 here.
All containers must be out presented at the edge of your property by 7.00am on your scheduled collection day and marked with your house number/name. Please collect your containers as soon as possible after collection to prevent them from getting lost.
You can help us recycle by only putting clean recycling in your containers and by making the most of the space in your bin by squashing plastic bottles and cans (do not squash aerosols cans).
You can make space for cardboard by flattening, folding or tearing it and making sure all packaging (such as polystyrene) is removed. If your brown bin is full extra cardboard can be left alongside it but please ensure it is a size that would have fitted into your bin. Cardboard can be taped or tied.
Your recycling should still be loose in your bin so that it will fall out easily when it’s emptied - Details of what we can recycle is included on the green sticker on your bin.
We will not empty bins/sacks which contain the following - if the item in your bin is not on the yes please list (above) - we cannot recycle it:
If in doubt, leave it out.
Only place household waste which cannot be recycled in your bin or sacks. We will not collect any extra waste which is placed next to your bin or purple sacks.
We will not empty bins/sacks which contain the following:
You can recycle the following items in your green or black box:
We will not empty boxes which contain the following:
You can recycle the following items in your green wheelie bin:
We will not empty bins which contain the following:
If you have any unwanted clothes you can now put them out next to your brown wheelie bin or clear sacks on your recycling collection day. You can put your clothes out in a carrier bag or other clear plastic bag.
Clothes recycling may not immediately be collected with your wheelie bins, if this occurs a separate crew will collect your clothes on the same day.
Please do not use charity bags for your clothes - charity bags should only be used to donate clothes to the charity that provided the bag.
It is important that we can tell that the bag contains clothes. You can download and print a label to stick to your bag of clothes.
Alternatively, you can donate unwanted clothes to local charity shops.
To find out what happens to the material you recycle visit our reduce, reuse, recycle page.
If you live in a flat please visit our flats recycling page.
With less traffic on the roads collection times may vary.
Can you please ensure your containers are out for collection by 7.00am.
0121 704 8000
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