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Recycling and Waste

    The day on which we collect your recycling and waste bins may have changed. 

    You will have received a new two year bin collection day calendar showing any day changes, including Bank Holidays, that will affect you.

    You can also check your collection dates online

    If you have not received your new calendar please contact 01785 619402 or

    Why have I got a change of day? Routes of the bin lorries have been changed to make the service more efficient especially with many new properties having been built in the Borough over the last few years and with more new homes to come.

    Frequently Asked Questions - 2018 Day Changes

    If you need more space for recycling, the paper caddy may be put at the side of the blue bin. If the caddy is placed at the side of the bin the contents must be put into recyclable carrier bags (these will not be returned to the property).

    Please remember - your wheeled bins must be ready by 7am on collection day.  Place the wheeled bins for collection at the boundary of your property nearest to the collection point, clearly visible to the collection crew and avoiding any inconvenience to others.  

    The Council provides one bin per household for each service you receive - green (general waste), blue (mixed recycling) with a paper caddy and brown (garden waste).  See below further options for larger, smaller and additional bins - please note that only one green bin can be issued per property. 


    Most composters have a lid and a hatch but the designs can vary.  Over a period of time, garden and kitchen waste (not meat as this can attract vermin) deposited in the composter will break down into a compost that can be used on the garden.

    A wide range of home composters and accessories are available by visiting the Council's partnership website.  This website also provides helpful composting tips and advice on how to get started and how to get the best results with your compost.

    Alternatively, residents can order composters and get advice by calling the Helpline on 08445 714444.

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