Household waste and recycling

Brown bin collections

Brown bins are collected on your usual day every 2 weeks. Blue and green/grey bins are collected weekly. Go to bin collection days.

Bin collection days

We have had to make some temporary changes to the way we collect household waste and recycling during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Your 3 coloured household wheeled bins are for different kinds of waste. Your blue and green/grey bins are collected weekly.

Your brown bin is collected on the same day every 2 weeks.

Bin Collection
Blue bin Collected once a week on your usual day
Recyclable waste only – no food or garden waste.
Green/grey bin Collected once a week on your usual day
Non-recyclable waste only – no garden waste.
Brown bin Collected every 2 weeks on your usual day
Food and garden waste.

Brown bin collections every 2 weeks

For brown bin collections, your street will either be a 'Week 1' street or a 'Week 2' street. Check the collection day for your street and whether it's 'Week 1' or 'Week 2', using the street names links below.

Street names: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

The table below shows the weeks when your brown bin will be collected, depending on whether you're in a 'Week 1' or 'Week 2' street.

Brown bins – Week 1 and Week 2 collection dates
Week 1 – Monday to Friday Week 2 – Monday to Friday
10 August to 14 August 17 August to 21 August
24 August to 28 August 31 August to 4 September
7 September to 11 September 14 September to 18 September
21 September to 25 September 28 September to 2 October
5 October to 9 October 12 October to 16 October
19 October to 23 October 26 October to 30 October
2 November to 6 November 9 November to 13 November
16 November to 20 November 23 November to 27 November
30 November to 4 December 7 December to 11 December
14 December to 18 December Check changes for public holidays

Things to remember

It's important you remember:

  • to leave your bins out by 5am on the day of collection
  • to leave your bins at the front edge of your property, or at your agreed collection point
  • to use the right bin for the different types of waste and recycling
  • tissues and personal protective equipment (PPE) must be tied in plastic bags
  • contaminated bins will not be emptied – check what goes in your bins
  • you must stay at least 2m from our bin staff as they do their work
  • collections may not be at the same time every week
  • only waste in bins with the lid shut will be collected
  • no side waste will be collected unless we have given notice – for example, sometimes when there are changes for public holidays