Household Rubbish Collections
From this page you can:
- Find out what you can't throw away in your household rubbish
- Report spilled rubbish
- Further information about household rubbish collections
The wheelie bin for your household rubbish has a grey lid. This 180 litre wheelie bin can hold 2-3 bags.
You must put all of your week's non-recyclable household rubbish into your wheelie bin, if you have one. We will not collect rubbish sacks that are left on the street, unless we have agreed that your home isn't suitable for wheelie bins. You cannot choose to continue using the sack collection service once you have a wheelie bin.
You are responsible for keeping your wheelie bin clean. You will find this easier if you only put bagged rubbish into it.
You should put your rubbish out at the front of your property between 3:30pm the day before your collection is due, and 6:00am on the day of your collection.
Things we will not collect as part of your household rubbish collection
You must only use it for household rubbish. Visit our commercial waste web pages for information on how to dispose of your business waste.
Do not put any of the following items in your household bins:
- Garden waste - why not sign up for fortnightly garden waste collections?
- Things that go into your recycling wheelie bin or boxes
- Things that don't fit into your wheelie bin or rubbish sacks - why not book a large items collection?
- Building waste, such as soil and rubble
- Electrical items and batteries
- Asbestos - report asbestos removal here
Report spilled rubbish
Our crews will do their best to collect your rubbish tidily, but if you believe they spilled some rubbish onto the street then we will return to clear it up. Please report the spill using the form below.
To complete this form you will need an online account. You can register an account here if you don't already have one.
We offer an Assisted Collection Service for people who find it hard to put their rubbish out. Assisted collections take rubbish, recycling or garden waste from an agreed point at the front of the property and return the empty container back to that point. Visit the Assisted Collection Service page to find out if you are eligible to receive this free service.
We advise you to ensure that your wheelie bins are stored safely and securely wherever possible and to return the bins back to your property as soon as possible after each collection is made. We also strongly advise you to permanently mark your new bins with your house number/Postcode or other identification.
- controlling portion size - making sure you only cook what you need
- smart shopping - using a list to avoid hasty decisions such as buying BOGOFs you will never use
- planning your meals - doing a weekly food plan helps you shop better and avoids rushed decisions in an evening
- using your fridge and your freezer effectively - making sure foods are stored properly and frozen if they aren't going to be eaten
- knowing your dates - checking 'use by' and 'best before' dates and if you are not going to use the item, freeze it.