Your black bin is collected every two weeks and is for general household waste that can't be recycled.
If you are in a property that has sack collections, your collection will be weekly.
Please try to use your recycling bins before putting anything in the black bin as the contents only go to landfill or an Energy from Waste plant.
All food waste should go in your green bin
Batteries and electrical items
If electrical items are in working order you can sell them or donate them to charity. Alternatively, take them to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (local tip) along with your used batteries. You can also take batteries to local collection points in supermarkets and at electrical banks.
This is a hazardous waste and should be removed by a specialist company.
Bricks, rubble, paint containers, plasterboard, soil etc. should be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.