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Collections and calendar

Last Modified December 09, 2014

When and what do we collect?

We collect from your property on the same day every week and we encourage you to recycle as much of your waste as possible.

Every house should have a black bin, green bin, brown bin (or black box) and a blue box.

Your collections take place as follows:

  • On Week 1 we will collect your black bin and blue box.
  • On Week 2 (the same day the following week) we will collect your green bin and brown bin/black box. 


 Week 1 black bin and blue box, Week 2 green bin and brown bin/black box








And so it goes on, alternating each week between black bin and blue box collections, and green bin and brown bin/black box collections the following week. 

All bins/boxes need to be placed on your boundary by 6.30am on the day of your collection.

What goes in each bin/box?

  1. Your black bin is for general rubbish you cannot recycle.
  2. Your brown bin (or black box) is for glass, cartons, plastic, cans and cardboard. 
  3. Your green bin is for food and garden waste.
  4. Your blue box is for newspapers and magazines.

What day is my collection?

Enter your postcode and find out what day of the week your collections take place. 

Please note: the collection days stated are for houses only. If you live in a flat or property with communal bin stores please contact us directly. The same applies to school buildings and trade/commercial premises.

Christmas and New Year collections


Christmas and New Year bin collections

 Black bin and blue box (Week 1)

 Normal collection

Revised collection

Monday 22 December No change
Tuesday 23 December No change
Wednesday 24 December No change
Thursday 25 December Saturday 27 December
 Friday 26 December Saturday 27 or Monday 29 December*

Green bin and brown bin (Week 2)

Normal collection

Revised collection

Monday 29 December No change
Tuesday 30 December No change
Wednesday 31 December No change
Thursday 1 January Friday 2 January
Friday 2 January Saturday 3 January


*Collections will take place on either of these days so please leave your bin/box out on the first day and take it in once it's been emptied. Normal collections will resume on Monday 5 January - see 2015 collection calendar.

For more info read our Christmas wate and recycling FAQs

Which week is it?

See the calendar for July-Dec 2014 to find out what week it is.

For more information please read our Simple Guide to Recycling


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