Refuse and recycling - your responsibilities

As residents of Warwick district, however temporary, you still have a responsibility for your own waste. Find out your refuse and recycling collection dates below - just enter your postcode.


Most properties have a grey bin for refuse – it should only be used for non-recyclable waste.

Present grey bins on your collection day and return to your property as soon as empty.

Ensure all refuse is contained within the grey bin with the lid shut - we won't collect any refuse left beside or on top of the bin. Additional waste and bulky items that won't fit in your grey bin can be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre (the 'tip').


Recycle using your red boxes and bags - there is no limit on the amount of recycling you can present as long as it is contained and presented properly. 

Visit our recycling pages to find out what you can recycle.

If you have extra recycling, place it in sturdy bags or small boxes next to your red box – keep just one type of material in each bag. 

Garden and food waste

If your property has a green bin this is only for garden and food waste. If your green bin is used for general rubbish we may remove and recharge your landlord for a replacement.

Large/bulky items

If you have items that are too large to fit into your grey bin and you are unable to take them to the tip, we can collect them from your property (charges apply). Please visit our bulky waste collection page for more information.

Additional bins, boxes and bags

If you feel that your property does not have adequate refuse and recycling facilities, please contact your landlord as they have a responsibility to provide adequate refuse and recycling storage and Warwick District Council now charges for additional and replacement containers

Leaving student accommodation for the summer

When you pack up to leave your student accommodation for the summer you might be surprised at how much extra refuse and recycling you generate. It’s a good idea to start your clear out early and responsibly dispose of any unwanted items.

Please remember you cannot leave refuse and recycling out on the street or build up an accumulation of waste next to your wheelie bin. Do not leave everything until your last refuse and recycling collections.

If there is a build-up of refuse and recycling left on your property, you or your landlord can be held liable and face possible enforcement action, so your landlord may make deductions from your deposit(s) or raise a charge where waste has been left behind.