Black Bin Collections

Your black bin is for general waste and is collected once every two weeks.On collection day place your bin at the edge of your property where it joins the footpath or road. 

The bin or bags must be placed out for collection by 7am on your day of collection. We cannot guarantee your collection will take place at the same time every fortnight.

Black bins should be placed out for collection on the alternative week to your recycling. Check your bin collection day. 

If you have just moved in to an existing property or a new build it should have a black bin for your household waste and a brown bin for your garden waste. If it does not, you may need to speak to the property estate company or your landlord as every house should have these bins left at the property when residents move house. 

If your bin is lost ot stolen 

If a bin has been lost or stolen there is a £13.40 charge for a replacement bin. 

What not to put in your bin

Please do not put the following items into your black bin. All of these items should be placed in your green recycling bags or blue bin.

  • Plastic bottles and tubs including milk bottles, pop bottles, water bottles, cleaning and beauty product bottles, margarine tubs, butter tubs, soft cheese tubs, yoghurt pots, cream pots, ready meal food trays, empty carrier bags.

  • Food cans, drinks cans, clean foil, foil food dishes, empty aerosol cans.

  • Paper, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, greetings cards, envelopes, wrapping paper, yellow pages, telephone directories, paperback books, writing paper, printing paper, shredded paper.

  • Cardboard and corrugated boxes, cereal and washing powder boxes, food or drink cartons, egg boxes.

  • Glass bottles and jars of all colours.


Bin Repairs

If your black and brown bin lid is broken or one of the wheels has come off please call the contact centre on 0115 907 2244. We will ask someone from the Waste Management Team to call and inspect the bin. You will need to leave the bin somewhere accessible until we can get someone out to take a look.