Weekly rubbish collections (Black sacks)

Where should I leave my black sacks?

Please leave your black sacks on the floor, just inside your property boundary nearest the pavement before 7am.

It is important that sacks are placed on the boundary of your property and not grouped together with other residents' waste and/or on grass verges, by a post or on the public highway (including footpaths).

Please do not leave bags on top of walls or bins as this can lead to them snagging and spilling during collection and pose a safety hazard to our crew.

If you live in a flat please see our collections for flats page.

What goes in your black sacks?

Black sacks are for your general household waste only.

For more information on what shouldn't be put in the black sacks please visit our restricted waste page. Items can be taken to the local reuse and recycling centre but a permission may be required.

Don't put anything too big in a sack. For large items you can order a bulky collection or you may be able to take it to a rubbish or recycling site.

We will collect some electronics, please see our recycling batteries and electronics page.

If you put items in your bags that are not allowed we will not collect them. We will put a sticker on them telling you this and you will need to dispose of the items in the correct way.

To help keep our crews safe please make sure:

  • broken glass is well wrapped
  • dog mess is well wrapped
  • knives should be taken to Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre, they can also be taken to police stations
  • you do not put bleach, pepper or curry powder on bags to keep animals away as it can be cause irritation to crew members' eyes

Please don't use charity branded sacks for rubbish collections as we may mistake them for donations and leave them behind.

When is your collection date?

Check your collection date

Has your black sack been missed?

Report a missed sack

Has your black sack been split?

Split sacks

Has a sticker been left on your sack?

Stickered sacks

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