Check your bin day and sign up for reminders
If you sign up for reminders you’ll receive a weekly email the day before each collection - so you never have to remember what bin goes out when.
The reminders will also reflect any planned changes to the collection schedule.
How often are collections?
We collect household waste on alternate weeks. Recycling containers and food waste are collected on a weekly basis – on the same day as your bin collection.
Your black or blue wheelie bin is collected one week and, if you are signed up to the garden waste collection service, your green wheelie bin is collected the following week (apart from during December to February, when green bins are emptied monthly).
What time should I put my bin out?
Make sure your bin and recycling container is put out by 7.30am on your collection day.
Collection dates calendars
You can find your specific collection dates once you know your bin day and calendar number.
During periods of severe weather, such as snow, it is possible that collections will be disrupted or even suspended. For the latest information please check out the Council News blog, Facebook (external link) or X (formerly Twitter) (external link).
Easter, May and August
Collection days stay the same on bank holidays.
Christmas and New Year
Collection days will change during this period. Don’t forget to check your collection dates calendar for collections over Christmas and New Year. You can follow the link at the top of this page to check your bin day and sign up for reminders which will tell you about any changes.