Changes to your bin collections

Sign up for Garden Waste Collections

During September, we will write to all households with details of changes to bin collections. This will include a new bin collection calendar covering the Christmas and New Year period.

Between the 15th and 26th October:

  • You will receive your last garden waste collection from your green bin
    • On your next to last collection we will place a label on your green bin to let you know when there will only be one more collection of garden waste from that bin
  • On your last collection a sticker will be placed on your bin reminding you to start using your green bin for paper and cardboard only
  • You will receive your last blue bag collection. You can keep and re-use your blue bag however you like
  • Blue box and black bin collections remain unchanged

From 29th October:

  • We will only collect your garden waste if you pay for collections. Once you have paid you will receive a new brown bin for your garden waste
  • Blue Bag collections will stop
  • Paper and cardboard will be collected from your green bin
  • Blue box and black bin collections remain unchanged

Pay for garden waste collections

Payment options

If you do not have a green bin and would like to continue to recycle paper and cardboard you can order one using our online form.

Request a new green bin

From 8th October, the Waste Management Community Engagement Team will be holding a number of information and advice drop in sessions around the borough

See dates, times and locations

After the changes, which bin should I use?

Black Bin


  • food waste
  • household waste
  • nappies
  • plastics
  • pet bedding

Green Bin

Recyclable waste

  • newspapers and magazines
  • leaflets
  • catalogues
  • paper
  • cardboard

Blue Box

Recyclable waste

  • glass bottles
  • glass jars
  • food tins
  • drinks cans
  • aluminium foil and trays

Brown Bin
(paid for service)

Recyclable waste

  • grass cuttings
  • leaves
  • weeds
  • garden clippings
  • bark and wood shavings

Future changes

Further information about changes in January will be available soon. This will include the introduction of plastic recycling from households.

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