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Collections and calendar

Last Modified August 13, 2020

It's week 1 in our collection cycle

Please put out your black bin (blue box collection temporarily suspended.)

Household recycling black bin and blue box

It's week 2 in our collection cycle

Please put out your green and brown bins.

Household recycling brown and green bins.


You can also download and print our July - Dec 2020 collection calendar (pdf,77kb).

What bins should I have?

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

All bins are collected over a two week period, on the same day each week:

  • Week 1 - black bin and blue box
  • Week 2 - green bin and brown bin 


Household recycling black bin and blue boxHousehold recycling brown and green bins.

Please place bins/boxes on your boundary by 6am on the day of your collection.

What day is my collection?

To find out which day your collection takes place please enter your postcode

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.

Flats recycling

Most flats have some form of recycling. It's important to only put the correct items in your recycling bin - see Recycling in Flats (pdf, 2.64mb)  for more information.

Assisted collections

If you find it difficult to put your bin out on your boundary for collection due to age or medical reasons and don't have anyone else in your household to do it for you, we can help. Request an assisted collection (pdf, 81kb).


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