Refuse sack collections and properties with limited storage

I live in a property that receives a sack collection; will this change?

We have recently written to all properties currently receiving a refuse collection using sacks to ask if they have space on their property to store wheeled bins for refuse and/or recycling. Residents were able to request wheeled bins and these will be delivered prior to the start of the new service.

If properties do not have space to store wheeled bins, we will continue to collect refuse in sacks and recycling in boxes.

From 1st August 2022, the new service for these properties (regardless of whether they use sacks or wheeled bins) will be as follows:

  • A food waste collection every week, using a small kitchen caddy and larger external food waste bin
  • A recycling collection, every 2 weeks using boxes or a new blue-lidded wheeled bin for recycling
  • A refuse collection, every 2 weeks using sacks or a grey wheeled bin
  • A garden waste collection, every 2 weeks using a green wheeled bin (optional)

Full instructions on how to use the new service along with your new collection dates will be provided prior to the start of the new service.

If I continue to use my boxes, do I still have to sort it by material?

No, you won't need to. Just present the recycling in your red boxes with bottles squashed and cardboard cut down and this will be emptied.

Can I put TetraPak's and black plastics this way?

Yes, from 1 August you'll be able to do that. Small appliances and textiles can also be left out with your red boxes.