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Fortnightly household waste

The grey wheeled bin is for household rubbish that cannot be recycled.

Your bin lid must be closed and we do not collect any rubbish that is not placed securely inside the bin. Any waste not in the bin is known as side waste and will not be collected.

Residents should place their bins out on the boundary of their property no earlier than the night before and by 6am on collection day and placed back in your boundary as soon as possible after collection to stop any obstruction to the highway.

Below you can find examples of items you should and shouldn’t put in your grey bin

+ Please place these items in your grey bin

Dispose of any waste that does not go into your recycling bin, food caddy or – if you have one – garden recycling bin. This includes:

Dirty paper towels
Floppy plastic, such as bread bags, crisp packets, carrier bags, polythene, cling film
Cotton wool
Used tissues
Sanitary products
Cotton buds
Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes
CDs, DVDs and VHS
Small quantities of broken glass such as wine glasses, glass dishes, mirrors and vases
Dead animals (gifts from your pets) and pet waste

+ Please do not place these items in your grey bin

Electrical items*
Builders' waste
Paint tins
Hazardous materials
Clinical waste and needles

* Residents can put out small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for collection on refuse weeks. Place these items in a tied clear bag or similar, on top of your GREY refuse bin.

** Place used batteries in a clear plastic bag on top of your GREY refuse bin.

We cannot collect any items presented in black sacks or charity bags.

Dead batteries, discarded electrical items and vapes can cause serious fires if they are thrown away in your general waste or recycling bins. When this happens they are likely to be squashed, compacted, punctured or soaked in liquid, which can cause them to get very hot and ignite, resulting in fires that cause damage and disruption to your waste service but also put waste collection crews lives at risk.

Large electrical items can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre on the Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate. Alternatively, you can book a large item collection.