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Types of bins

How your rubbish and recycling is collected depends on the type of property you live in.

Wheelie bins

Our green recycling wheelie bins and brown food and garden waste wheelie bins come in two sizes: large and standard. You can swap your bin size, or order a second one.

If you have a brown bin, then you can order a kitchen caddy from us to make it easy to collect your food waste, before you empty it into the brown bin.

You can line your kitchen caddy with a single sheet of newspaper, or compostable liners with the compostable seedling logo.

The black wheelie bin is for other household rubbish that cannot be recycled.

You may  have a standard sized black wheelie bin, as pictured, or the larger size. We no longer offer the larger size, so any new bins will be standard sized.

Communal bins

Our communal bins are often left in the bin store serving all flats in the block you live in.

Recycling will go in the large green bin. Put your recycling loose in the bin, you can order an indoor storage bag for recycling. It's small enough to keep indoors, before emptying into the communal recycling bin.

We recently trialled a communal food waste collection service for properties with communal bins. We now plan to include more properties in the scheme.

If your property is included, you’ll receive a small kitchen caddy. You should regularly empty it into the external communal grey food waste bin, which will be located with the communal recycling and refuse bins.

General rubbish that cannot be recycled will go in the large black bin Put your rubbish in a tied refuse sack, before putting it into the communal bin.

Rubbish and recycling sacks

Flats above shops have rubbish and recycling sacks.

We deliver green single use recycling sacks to your property four times a year

  • February
  • May
  • August
  • and November

If you need more, you can pick them up from your local library

Add your property to the green recycling delivery list

Put your general rubbish in a tied refuse sack and place it next to your recycling bags, outside your property, between 6am and 9am only on your collection day.

You can also order an indoor storage bag for recycling. It's small enough to keep indoors, before emptying into the communal recycling bin.