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Bins and recycling

An illustration of a recycling box and a bin

The Council are responsible for collecting your recycling and rubbish. Simply select your local authority area to find out what days your collections are.

When rubbish is allowed to build up, or it is not disposed of carefully, that is when it can become a hazard and attract pests such as rats.

Find your local authority

Help keep your street clean and tidy

  • Put your bin out for collection on the right day
  • Put it away as soon as possible after it is emptied
  • Mark your bin in some way so you know which one is yours
  • If your bin tips over and rubbish is on the street, bin store area or garden – please clean it up:
    • If you do see rubbish blowing around your street, help keep the neighbourhood tidy and please pick it up. If we all do our bit it helps to keep our street and the area we live clean and tidy.
  • Organise special collections with your local council for bulky rubbish as soon as possible.

Please make sure you use a registered waste carrier to remove unwanted household items and excess rubbish from your home.

Local authorities are responsible for dealing with most types of small-scale fly-tipping on publicly owned land including roads and lay-bys.

Report fly-tipping


Clothes and textiles

These can be taken to charity shops or clothes banks. To find your nearest one, go to your local authority website and search ‘clothes bank’.


Most supermarkets have a battery recycling facility where you can leave your old batteries.

Reuse & Recycling centres

If you have access to a vehicle, you can take rubbish and recycling, or small electrical items, white goods, old bicycles etc to one of the local centres. Most are by prior arrangement, and you can book your visit through the local authority website.

The benefits

By recycling as much as you can and by keeping your street clear of rubbish you can:

  • Save energy
  • Save money
  • Prevent disease

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