Household waste

Use your bin to dispose of rubbish that cannot be recycled.

Items which should go in the household waste bin

You should only use your household waste bin to dispose of rubbish which cannot be recycled - such as plastic bags, plastic packaging and food waste.

Your bin is collected fortnightly. To make sure your rubbish is collected:

  • Put your bins out before 7am on your collection day
  • Put your bins at the edge of your property, at the kerbside, with the handle facing the road
  • Put your waste in securely tied bags inside your bin - we will not collect rubbish left next to your bin
  • Make sure your bin lid is closed
  • Take in your bin as soon as possible after collection

You can view a personalised waste collection schedule for your address online:

Waste collection calendar

You should only use your household waste bin for any rubbish that can't be recycled in your black recycling box, blue-lidded wheeled recycling bin or garden waste bin.

If you find it difficult to put out your rubbish and recycling bins or bags, you can apply online for an assisted collection or by calling us on 0300 456 0102.