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Downloading your calendar

This guide shows you how to download and import a calendar from our website. You can download the bin collection dates from the Bin Collections portal or the school term calendars from the school term dates page.

To download the bin collections calendar:

  1. Open our Bin Collections portal in your browser.
  2. Enter your postcode into the search box and hit the Search button, then select your address from the list below.
  3. Scroll or swipe down to ‘Bin Collection Days’.
  4. Select ‘Import your calendar’ and this should download the .ics file to your device.

To download the school term dates calendar:

  1. Open our school term dates page in your browser.
  2. Select the button of the relevant calendar you wish to download.
  3. An .ics file should be within your device downloads.

Now you have the file downloaded, you can try to import following the guides below.

Importing calendars onto your device

There are a few options and methods of importing the downloaded calendar onto your devices. This is due to differences across calendar applications and devices. The support and guidance does not cover all models as the age of your device can stop it from updating. We would always advise to check for software updates on your devices.

Google Calendar

Option 1 – Google – Import

  1. Open Google Calendar in your web browser.
  2. Ensure you are logged into your account.
  3. Select the box marked ‘Select file from your computer’.
  4. Find the bin calendar file that you downloaded and select it.
  5. Select Import.

Your calendar entries should now be appearing in your Google Calendar – if not please try option two.

Option 2 – Google – From URL

Instead of following the above download instructions, right-click or tap and hold the import link (on the bin collections portal) or the button (on school term dates) to copy the link for this option.

  1. Open Google Calendar in your web browser.
  2. Again, you may need to log in if you aren’t already.
  3. Paste (press and hold on a mobile, then select paste) the .ics link provided into the box and select ‘Add calendar’.

Outlook calendar

Please note that Outlook does not allow you to add a calendar from their app on mobile devices, you must log in via your browser or the Outlook application on your PC or laptop device.

  1. Open your Outlook calendar.
  2. Click ‘Add Calendar’ from the Home tab.
  3. Click ‘From internet’.
  4. Paste the copied link and click OK.

Please note the Outlook application on PC or laptop may provide a notification saying “Sorry, something went wrong. You may want to try again.” If you wait for a few moments, the calendar should still appear under the ‘My Calendars’ list. You need to tick the box for it to show on your calendar.

Apple Calendar

Option 1 – Apple – Import

  1. Within your browser head to the webpage of the calendar you wish to download.
  2. Select the link to import the calendar and your Apple device should open a window stating “Calendar file available. This website wants to download a file and add it to your calendar.” Please note this may not always appear, so continue to step 3.
  3. This should open your Apple Calendar with a list of events to add. Select ‘Add all events’ before selecting ‘Done’.
  4. If it does not open automatically, go into your Apple Calendar and all the calendar dates should be showing.

Your calendar entries should now be appearing in your Apple Calendar – if not please try option two.

Option 2 – Apple – From URL

  1. Copy the link address from the webpage.
  2. Open your Apple calendar and select ‘Calendars’.
  3. Select ‘Add calendar’ and choose ‘Add Subscription calendar’.
  4. Paste the copied link into the box and select 'Subscribe’.
  5. You will be prompted to change the Title or colour of the calendar and which account on your device, if you have multiple, you wish to connect it to.
  6. Select ‘Add’ from the top right.

Your calendar entries should now be appearing in your chosen calendar.

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