Black Waste Bins

Waste is collected via your black bin. Your black bin should only be used for items which can't be recycled.

We have an alternate refuse and recycling collection service. This means your black wheeled bin is collected fortnightly on your waste week with your blue and brown bin being emptied on the alternate week.

You can check your collection day using our online look up tool.

Please note:

  • Only items that cannot be composted or recycled should go into your black bin or sacks.
  • Only waste contained within the wheeled bins will be collected.
  • We provide each household in the district with one black bin, one brown bin and one blue lidded bin.
  • For residents who have difficult access or no front or rear garden we operate a sack collection service. In these circumstances we also provide a green paper box, a blue recycling box, and one brown bin (subject to subscribing to the garden waste service) which will be collected fortnightly on your recycling week. More boxes are available on request.
  • We offer a boundary collection service; this means your bin must be presented with the lid closed at the boundary of your property by 7am.
  • The boundary of your property is where the front of your property / garden meets the public highway (pavement or road).
  • Operatives will not step onto your property. 
  • If you are not physically able to place your bins on the boundary you may qualify for an Assisted Bin Collection.
  • If you have a bin that is damaged or you have a bin missing please, Request a replacement bin for your property.


If any of your bins contain items which are not acceptable it will NOT be emptied as this is considered contamination. You must remove the contamination and the crew will collect it on your next scheduled collection date. We will not return for contaminated bins.

Guide to Black bins (If you are viewing via mobile, please tilt horizontally to see all columns)
Yes Please No thanks
  • Ash (once cooled)
  • Black sacks
  • Bubble wrap
  • Carrier bags
  • Cereal bags
  • Cling film
  • Crisp packets
  • Drinking glasses
  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags - not widely recycled but often supermarkets offer recycling
  • Plastic film/wrap
  • Polystyrene - expanded/white - usually found in packaging
  • Pyrex
  • Tape - sticky parcel tape
  • Wrapping paper
  • Batteries
  • Bricks and Rubble
  • Clothing*
  • Duvets
  • Electrical Items
  • Unused Paint

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