Houses - your collection service explained
About 80 per cent of households in the borough are on the ‘Kerbside Houses Collection Service'.
When is your recycling and rubbish collected?
- Food waste is collected every week
- Recycling is collected on alternate weeks (paper and card one week; plastics, glass, cans and cartons the next)
- Rubbish (non recyclable waste) is collected every two weeks
Use our postcode checker to view a collection timetable for your property.
Every household in the borough was sent a 12-month collection timetable in March 2017. An update to the timetable will be sent to all households before Christmas each year.
Collections start from 6am and finish at 8.30pm. Please make sure your recycling and rubbish containers are presented at the edge of your property, close to the public pavement (but not on it) so they can be seen clearly by our collection crews.
What bins do you need to store your recycling and rubbish?
||Kitchen caddy (brown) - used to store food waste in your kitchen. Learn more about recycling your food waste.|
||Outside food bin (brown) - used to store your food waste outside your home. Learn more about recycling your food waste.|
||Recycling box (green) - used to store plastics, glass, cans and cartons. Learn more about recycling your plastics, glass, cans and cartons.|
|Wheelie bin (green) - used to store paper and card. Learn more about recycling your paper and card.|
||Wheelie bin (brown) - used to store your general rubbish (non-recyclable waste). Learn more about disposing of your rubbish.|