You can view your recycling and waste collection schedule by entering your postcode. And you can also download the calendar to your smartphone to set reminders for bin collection dates or for printing out if needed.
Scheduled brown bin collections resumed on Monday 05 April and will continue to Friday 26 November 2021. Your brown bin is collected every 4 weeks and must be at the kerbside by 6:30am on the morning of your collection day.
The on-demand brown bin service operates from Monday 29 November 2021 until Friday 1 April 2022, when the regular brown bin kerbside collection service is suspended for the winter.
Scheduled brown bin collections will resume on Monday 4 April to Friday 25 November 2022. Your brown bin is collected every 4 weeks and must be at the kerbside by 6:30am on the morning of your collection day.
You can request that your existing brown bin be emptied, free of charge, once every 4 weeks.
How do I use my brown bin?
- Collect your garden waste as normal.
- We cannot take soil or stones, only place plant material in your brown bin.
- Twigs and small branches should be cut to lengths that fit in your brown bin.
- Place these materials in your brown bin.
- Place brown bin at the kerbside on your collection day.
Your bins must be at the kerbside or agreed collection point by 6:30am on the morning of your collection day.
What can I put in my brown bin?
- Grass cuttings
- Flowers and plants
- Hedge trimmings
- Twigs and small branches
- Windfall fruit
- Real Christmas trees
It is important you do not put the wrong materials into your brown bin. Any material that cannot go in your brown bin can be taken to one of our recycling centres.
All garden waste should fit within the bin and be loose, not bagged.
Additional brown bins
Residents have the option to pay for an additional brown bin. The charge from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 is £30 for an additional brown bin regardless of when you apply during the year.
Applications for additional brown bins or to pay for existing additional bins can be paid for from March each year. Applications will close in November each year. Please note there is no reduction for part year service.
Households who pay for an additional bin will be issued with a sticker to put on the front of the brown bin. The collection crews will have up-to-date information detailing which households have subscribed to the service and will only collect from those who have paid.
The additional brown bin will be collected on your normal scheduled brown bin date as per your collection calendar. Scheduled brown bin collections will resume on Monday 5 April to Friday 26 November 2021. Your brown bin is collected every 4 weeks and must be at the kerbside by 6:30am on the morning o your collection day.
Frequently asked questions