Recycling / bin collections

Page updated on: 19/05/2022

Your blue recycling bags and black bags are collected on the same day, but on alternate weeks. There is no limit to the number of blue recycling bags you can place out for collection. Your food waste is collected weekly. To help you recycle we provide the following:

  • Blue bags, green food bin and a brown caddy for your kitchen, with liners.
  • Black bags are not provided.

Remember you can put out a maximum of three black bags every fortnight, so it is more important than ever to recycle.  If you are struggling to keep to the limit because you have nappy waste, ash waste or if you are a large family of 6 or over, then you can apply for an increase to your black bag limit.

If you have hygiene waste such as incontinence pads, these are collected in a purple bag. You can apply online for our free hygiene collection service.

Black / blue bags will not be collected from wheelie bins for health and safety reasons. Please put your blue/black bags out for collection at the kerbside. We will collect from ordinary dustbins, as long as the waste is bagged.