Your wheeled bins
Blue lidded wheeled bin
Discontinuing the use of the removable paper insert
We are no longer providing replacement removable paper inserts for the blue lidded bin. If your paper insert has been damaged or lost please put your paper waste directly into the blue lidded bin.
From 4 April 2016 please remove the insert from your blue lidded bin and recycle your paper waste by putting it directly into the blue lidded bin.
Please keep your insert which can be used for collecting extra recycling waste and leave this out next to your bin for collection.
What goes in your blue lidded bin
Your blue lidded wheeled bin is for the following items:
- Plastic containers such as yoghurt pots and drinks bottles (not black plastic such as ready meal trays, meat packaging and any other black coloured plastic containers)
- Junk mail
- Foil and foil containers
- Cartons of juice, milk, soup etc
All other materials should be disposed of via:
- Black bin - used for non-recyclable rubbish, including food waste and black plastics
- Green bin - for loose green waste such as grass cuttings, twigs and small branches, weeds, leaves, flowers and plants, and hedge clippings – collection of the green bin for garden waste is a chargeable subscription service from 4 April 2016
- Household recycling and waste sites - for items that cannot be placed in the wheeled bins
Batteries and lighters
Please do not dispose of any type of battery, lighter or other items that could cause a fire in your wheeled bins. This can result in a fire being started inside the collection vehicles.
All batteries must be safely disposed of at a recycling and household waste site or in a battery bank at a shop.
Bin collection day
Bin not collected
If you believe that your bin has been missed and not been collected you can report a missed bin collection.
Replacement for missing or damaged bin
A charge will usually be made to replace lost, missing or damaged bins. If a bin has been damaged during collection a charge will not be made for a replacement bin.
Help with collections
The council can help with bin collections for residents who are elderly, infirm or disabled and have no one else at the property to help. Request help with bin collections.
Different size of bin
It may be possible to request a second blue lidded bin for your property, or change your standard blue lidded bin (240 litre size) for a smaller bin (140 litre size).
Bin hygiene during warm weather
Advice for good bin hygiene:
- Keep bins in the shade where possible to avoid them getting too hot and smelling
- Double bag food waste to ensure it is not exposed to flies
- Do not leave food or pet food out as flies will lay eggs which will develop in the bin - always cover food to avoid this
- Wash bins out after collections with disinfectant to avoid smells and maggots
- Keep the lid shut on the bin at all times to avoid flies entering it