Black Bin Collections

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General household waste that can't be recycled or composted should go in your black bin.

Kitchen bin liners or black sacks can be placed in your black bin. We will only collect waste that is inside your bin with the lid closed. Please do not leave bags next to your bin.

The bin remains the property of the Council and should not be removed from your home. It is the resident's responsibility to clean the bin while it's in use.

Where properties are not suitable for wheelie bins, seagull-proof sacks for refuse are provided.

What can't I put in my black bin?

  • Any recycling garden waste. These should go in your recycling containers and brown bin. 
  • If you have a food waste collection, you should not put food waste in your black bin. Please use the silver caddy which is emptied weekly.
  • Batteries of any type.
  • Electrical items - please take these to your local recycling centre
  • Non-household or commercial waste
  • DIY waste, such as paint, plasterboard, rubble, timber and tiles. These items should be taken to your nearest recycling centre.

Broken Glass

Please do not place broken glass loose in your recycling containers as it may harm our recycling crews.

Broken glass should be placed securely in a cardboard box or empty plastic tub, such as a butter or ice cream tub. Please label it clearly and put on top of your refuse bin to make it visible and safe for our crews.

Order Extra Bins

We usually only supply one black bin for each household. 

There are some exceptions to this, for example:

  • If there are more than four adults in the household
  • If there are two or more children in the household who are still in nappies
  • If someone in the household produces low grade clinical waste (for example incontinence pads, non-infectious swabs and dressings).

If your household falls into one of these categories, please use the button below to request an additional black bin

Order an extra bin