Black bin

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We operate a triple bin waste collection system and the black refuse bins will be collected every other week. Some properties within the district remain on a weekly sack collection service. This is usually because of access or storage problems.

The black refuse bin is for non-recyclable waste.

There are certain types of waste we cannot collect and occasions when we cannot empty your bins, as below:

  • side waste of general waste (extra bags left next to your bin)
  • garden waste or soil contained in your black bin, or in refuse sacks
  • empty overloaded wheeled bins
  • construction waste (for example: plasterboard and rubble) from your black bin
  • hazardous waste such as asbestos and batteries
  • electrical items
  • liquid wastes (including tins of paint) – we can accept up to three paint tins or containers of used cooking oil presented next to your black bin on collection day and clearly labelled

Your bin must be at your property boundary by 7am on your collection day. Residents must ensure that their bins are brought back to their usual storage location by the end of the collection day, as it may obstruct the highway or pavement.

Please see our Right thing, right bin leaflet for more information.

For more information about the following services.

The standard size black refuse bin is 180 litres, although larger families (4 or more in the household) may be entitled to a larger 240 litre bin, provided they are maximising their recycling. We will also consider issuing a larger bin for households who generate extra waste due to a medical condition.