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Some collection crews will be starting their rounds earlier than usual during the current circumstances. Please therefore ensure that all recycling and black bags are placed out on the kerbside ready for collection by 6.00am on your collection day.


Coronavirus and waste collections update

Black bag collection - Keep it to 3

Household rubbish is collected from the kerbside in a black bag. Each household is allowed to put out a maximum of 3 black bags every fortnight.

3 black bag

To ensure your bags are collected:

  • Put your bags out for collection between 7.00pm on the evening before your collection and 7.00am on the morning of your collection day
  • Use our recycling and rubbish collection search to find out what day we collect your bags
  • Wrap up sharp objects eg broken glass.
  • Make sure your refuse sack is not too heavy (under 15kg)
  • Use black bags that are no larger than 80 litres
  • Only non-recyclable materials should be put in the black bags eg vacuum cleaner debris, nappies, coal ash, cat litter, crisp packets etc 

Keep it to 3 exemptions

The vast majority of waste households produce is recyclable. By using our kerbside recycling services, your black bag waste will be minimal. Not all household waste can be recycled though which is why certain households who produce large quantities will be able to apply for an exemption to the limit.

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