Black bin - rubbish collections

Information about what you can put in your black bin and collections.

What you can put in your black bin

Yes please

  • rubbish that cannot be recycled
  • kitchen / food waste (wrapped to avoid smells)
  • nappies (securely wrapped in bags)
  • pet bedding including all types of cat litter (bagged up to avoid smells)
  • plastic pots i.e. yoghurt pots, margarine tubs
  • polystyrene
  • light bulbs (not energy saving bulbs)
  • Hygiene/Offensive waste i.e. waste produced from human hygiene e.g. incontinence waste (securely wrapped in bags)

No thanks

  • any items that can be recycled (please use your recycling bin, box or bags or take them to your local recycling centres)
  • carpets and underlay (can be taken to your local recycling centre)
  • electrical items
  • business / trade waste
  • soil, rubble, bricks, building waste
  • large / bulky items, furniture etc
  • batteries
  • energy saving lightbulbs (can be taken to your local recycling centre)
  • hazardous waste
  • liquid waste


When will my black bin be collected?

Black bins are collected every two weeks. For full details about when your collection is, please see your waste and recycling online calendar.

What should I do so my black bin is collected?

  • Put your bin out to the edge of your property by 7:30am on your collection day and take it back in when emptied.
  • All waste items must be presented inside your black bin with the lid firmly closed, failure to present the bin with the lid closed may result in the bin not being emptied.  Ensuring that your bin lid closes fully also helps prevent littering, smells and vermin.
  • Waste presented at the side of your bin will NOT be collected and may be treated as fly-tipping which is illegal. Fly tippers could be fined and even receive a prison sentence.

Changes to collections:

Missed collection

If your bin hasn't been collected on your scheduled collection day, please use our online form which can be found by clicking the following button:

Assisted collection

We can help with collections if you are unable to take your bin or box to the kerbside (pull out service) because of disability or ill health. 

Is your bin missing or damaged?

You can request a new bin, or ask for your bin to be repaired, on our dedicated webpage, which can be found by clicking the button below:

Further information

Last updated: 28 December 2017 16:12:45