Rubbish Bin (Black Bin)

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Your black bin is for general waste.  The material you put in it will go to landfill.  We will collect waste from this bin once a fortnight.  To find out which day your black bin will be emptied, please see the Collection dates pages.


On collection day, please leave your bin at the edge of your property (where your land meets the path or highway).  Please ensure it is in position by 7a.m. in the morning.  Please be considerate of neighbours and others accessing the area and position your bin so that it does not cause an obstruction.


Garden waste (hedge clippings, etc) will not be accepted.  Please take these materials to your nearest recycling centre or you could consider joining the garden waste collection service (please be aware there is currently a waiting list for this service).


If you do not have a black wheelie bin, please read the communal bins and bagged areas page.


Please note bins must be closed when placed out for collection. Overflowing bins and side waste will not be collected.  If you have too much waste for your bin you can put this into a black sack and then close it with a red tag purchased from borough council offices.  The sack can then be placed with your black bin for collection.  Alternatively, additional waste can be taken to your nearest recycling centre.


The following should not be put in your black bin

  • Food waste
  • Recycling
  • Garden waste


Last updated: 08 April 2015
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