Black bin - refuse collections

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

What can you 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
  • 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 and take it 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:

For updates and information on collections during periods of bad weather follow Doncaster Council on Facebook and Twitter.

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:

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: 08 November 2017 08:32:36