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Grey bin

Use your grey bin to dispose of household waste that can't be recycled. Please don't put recyclable items in your grey bin. It costs us £2.5 million a year to send non recyclable waste to landfill. 

What can I put in my grey bin?

Please put the following items in your grey bin:

  • black bags
  • nappies
  • animal waste
  • old non-reusable clothes and bedding
  • polystyrene
  • tissues and wipes
  • sanitary products
  • ceramics

We won't lift rubbish placed beside your bin. Extra waste can be taken to a  Household Waste Recycling Centre.

For large items of household waste you can arrange a bulky waste collection.

Recycle good quality textiles at any textile bank.

Collection day

Grey bins are collected every 2 weeks. To find out your bin collection day, type your postcode into YourLocation.

Please put bins out at the kerbside before 7am on your collection day. If you have difficulty putting your bin out you may be eligible to apply for our  bin pull out service.

Missed collection

If you forget to put your bin out for collection, you should put it out for your next grey bin collection day (we don't class this as a missed bin). Alternatively you can take your waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Unforeseen circumstances may mean that we do not collect your bin at the same time of day each week. If, by the end of the working day, we have missed your bin on your collection day, you can report a missed bin.