General rubbish

We will collect a maximum of 5 black sacks or one 240 litre wheelie bin of refuse per week. Anything extra will not be collected.

Waste can only be loose if it is in a 240L bin, where it can be tipped on the bin lift into the back of the truck.

Make sure all rubbish is properly contained in tied sacks or a bin. Waste items such as ash, hoover dust, personal hygiene products and animal waste should always be placed in sacks.

Ordering a bin

We do not provide general rubbish bins. You will need to buy your own wheelie bin for general rubbish.

You can order a 240L general rubbish bin from our contractors Biffa by calling 08081 965601.

Yes please

  • cooked and uncooked food
  • animal waste and bedding 
  • plastic bags
  • polystyrene
  • glassware such as Pyrex and mirrors
  • sanitary products
  • nappies
  • vegetable peelings
  • teabags and coffee grounds
  • egg shells
  • crisp packets

No thanks

  • electrical items (please place in a carrier bag next to the bin)
  • recyclable rubbish (these can be placed in your recycle bin)
  • garden rubbish
  • soil or mud
  • textiles
  • rubble, bricks, plaster or tiles
  • large electrical items
  • light bulbs
  • carpets

These items should be taken to your nearest recycling centre.

Clinical waste and sharps should not be put in the normal rubbish. Instead you should organise a separate collection for these items.

For more information on this please visit clinical waste and sharps collections.