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Fortnightly household waste

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

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.

Your bin must be placed out on the boundary of your property by 6am on collection day.

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

Please be advised that due to the fire at the Biffa depot on Tuesday 15th September we are unable to take any extra small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) or batteries on collections days for the foreseeable future.

Please dispose of them at other locations but do not place in the refuse bin itself as this causes contamination and a potential fire hazard to the load. 

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;
  • Nappies;
  • 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.

Do not place these items in your grey bin+

Electrical items*;
  • Batteries**;
  • Builder's 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 all small electrical 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.

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.

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