Household waste and recycling

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 and food waste only – no garden waste.
Brown bin Collected every 2 weeks on your usual day
Garden waste only – no food 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
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