Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important information about your bin collections
The coronavirus continues to impact on waste collections meaning service levels may change at short notice. Please bear with us at this time. We are doing everything possible to maintain the service as best we can.
Weekly green bin collections are back
- Starting Monday 13 July, the collection of green bins will return to a weekly service. As the weekly service settles in, households are still limited to the collection of two green bins per household each week
- From Monday 27 July, households can present all of their green bins for collection each week
- So, if it's raw, cooked or gone off, we are asking everyone to recycle all of their unwanted food and their garden waste. Green bins should be presented for collection on the scheduled bin collection day only
Advice on collections from 13 July
- Place your scheduled blue, black or grey bins out for collection as normal by 6.30am on your usual collection day – check your bin collection calendar
- Each week, also put out your green bin / green street caddy.
- If you have more than one green bin, we will only empty a maximum of two green bins presented for collection per household. From Monday 27 July, you can present all of your green bins.
- We’ll try and empty as many green bins as possible. If we are unable to empty your green bin, please report it within two working days of when it should have been collected. Report it online or call 03330 035865.
- After you have logged it, please leave your bin out and we will empty it as soon as possible.
- Please put all of your food and garden waste in your green bin.
- With our resources stretched, any waste that is left to the side or on top of your bins will not be accepte.
- You can contact us to report a missed collection of your green, blue, black and grey bins. Please report any missed bins within two working days of when they should have been collected.
The information is reviewed daily so may change at short notice. Residents should read our green bin information page and follow us on social media for updates.
Other waste services
Bulky collections are now taking place. The coronavirus has had an impact on our bulky collection service, which means we are currently unable to carry out assisted collections.
All collections will be contact free. This means that the items must be in an accessible place outside of your property, e.g. a driveway or back yard, so that we can collect them without contact with the householder. If items are not accessible we will not be able to collect them.
Do not fly-tip your extra waste
If you see fly-tipping you should report it online or call 03330 035865.
New bin deliveries
We are still delivering all new bin requests, and are prioritising grey bins for delivery. There is a delay on all other waste containers.
You should book and pay for your new bin online. We are not able to take payments over the phone.
The delivery of new grey bins is being prioritised to those who need a new or replacement bin or those who meet the criteria for a larger bin (either due to illness or because they have five or more permanent residents living at the address).
Hints and tips
- Minimise your waste as much as possible by avoiding doing any large DIY projects or decluttering. Where possible, store your unwanted items in a safe place either in a garage or shed. Make sure you do not block any fire escapes.
- Saving space in your bins is particularly important at this time. You can help by:
- Squeezing air out of plastic bags.
- Flattening or squashing your rubbish and recycling.
- If you already compost at home, continue to use your compost bin.
- Try home composting to help you reduce your waste. Visit our home composting advice page for hints and tips.
- Where possible, avoid gardening or cutting the grass unless you have a compost bin / compost heap.
- Consider reducing your food waste by cooking with your leftovers. Discover tasty recipes at LoveFoodHateWaste.com.