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To find out what happens to your waste after collection
please visit Where your rubbish ends up or for further
recycling advice in our A-Z recycling guide.
The preferred method for presenting domestic waste is in a
securely tied black refuse sack. If the waste sack is overfilled
and it deemed too heavy to safely lift by the operative this may
result in your waste not being collected. You will have to remove
some of the waste and re bag into several bags to make this lighter
The sack must contain household waste only.
DIY, Building and Construction type waste (such as rubble, tiles
and cement) will not be collected and must be taken to the
nearest household waste and
recycling centres. This type of waste can be heavy to manually
lift and can also damage the compacting mechanism in the
I live in a house
- You will need to buy your own rubbish sacks from local
shops or supermarkets. We recommend black refuse sacks.
- Put your bags on the front boundary of your property by
7am on the day of collection and no earlier than
the night before.
- Rubbish will be collected on the same day as your recycling
and food and garden waste every week, even
on bank holidays (excluding Christmas and New Year).
- As long as it does not cause an obstruction, there is no limit
to the amount you can put out each week.
I live in a flat
- Your management agent or housing association is
responsible for supplying sufficient containment for general waste.
If you are a management agent or housing association please
contact us for more information.
- We advise residents to use black sacks for general waste
before placing in the communal bin, however items can go in
- The waste collectors will collect the communal bin and return
it to the bin store on day of collection.
What to do with paint
We are unable to accept liquid paint, as liquid wastes are
banned from landfill sites. You can buy a paint hardener, or
add sawdust, sand or soil to the tin and leave the lid off until
the paint becomes solid and dry. Please ensure that paint is fully
dried before placing out for collection. For more information
please visit the recycle