Household waste and recycling

Household waste and recycling changes

Food waste should be put in your green/grey wheeled bin instead of your brown bin. Since Monday 6 March, we are collecting food waste as part of our green/grey bin collections. Brown bins are now for garden waste only – check what goes in your bins.

We regret we will be unable to collect or return for any brown bins during the week from Monday 20 March to Friday 24 March.

If all the brown bins in your street are not collected on your usual day in your scheduled week, we will return for them on your next scheduled 'Week 1' or 'Week 2' collection day. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Bin collection days

Your 3 coloured household wheeled bins are for different kinds of waste. Your blue and green/grey bins are collected weekly.

Bin Collection
Blue bin Collected once a week on your usual day
Recyclable waste only – no food or garden waste.
Green/grey bin Collected once a week on your usual day
Non-recyclable and food waste only – no garden waste.
Brown bin Collected every 2 weeks on your usual day
Garden waste only – no bags of any kind.

In a small number of streets we have to collect waste and recycling in bags rather than bins. We provide bags to households that receive this service. Garden and food waste must be placed in bags with non-recyclable waste as we are unable to provide brown bin collections for these households.

Brown bin collections every 2 weeks

For brown bin collections, your street will either be a 'Week 1' street or a 'Week 2' street. Check the collection day for your street and whether it's 'Week 1' or 'Week 2', using the street names links below.

Street names: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

The table below shows the weeks when your brown bin will be collected, depending on whether you're in a 'Week 1' or 'Week 2' street.

Brown bins – Week 1 and Week 2 dates
Week 1 – Monday to Friday Week 2 – Monday to Friday
20 March to 24 March 27 March to 31 March
3 April to 7 April 10 April to 14 April
17 April to 21 April 24 April to 28 April

Things to remember

It's important you remember:

  • to leave your bins out by 6am on the day of collection
  • to leave your bins at the front edge of your property or at your agreed collection point, as close as possible to the public footway or pavement without causing an obstruction for pedestrians – our crews will not collect your bins if they are not put in an easy-to-access place
  • to use the right bin for the different types of waste and recycling
  • contaminated bins will not be emptied – check what goes in your bins
  • collections may not be at the same time every week
  • only waste in bins with the lid shut will be collected
  • no side waste will be collected unless we have given notice – for example, sometimes when there are changes for public holidays