Extra waste policy

Overfilled bins

We do not collect extra waste beside bins or empty overfilled bins when the lid can’t be easily shut. Your bin will not be emptied and we will not return to pick up the extra bags. Your bin will be tagged, a warning letter will be sent and our Environmental Wardens will investigate.

You can recycle up to 70% of your waste, using the recycling services that we provide.

If you can’t keep any extra waste until your next bin pick up, then you can take it to the recycling centres.

Large households

Larger bins are available for large families. They are also available if you have a medical condition that results in extra waste.

Bins in the same place as your neighbours

If someone else has put their rubbish into your bin after it’s been emptied, we can’t make extra collections. We would advise that you speak to your neighbours to make them aware that we have a policy of not collecting extra waste or overfilled bins.

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