When are my bins emptied?

Coronavirus iconBin collections will be significantly impacted by staff absence during the coronavirus epidemic. Our staff are working hard to maintain our usual services.


Please check our social media for updates on service disruptions

Your bins are emptied on alternate weeks. When there is a public holiday, the collection days will be revised. To see when your bins are emptied, use our postcode lookup:

You can also find a full year's calendar for the bin emptying schedule by visiting Find my nearest, enter your postcode into the 'Search for a location' box and select your address. Your bin collection information will be in the Waste and recycling section.

Things to remember

We always try to collect your bin at a similar time each week but now and again we may have to change our rounds. You can help us by making sure that:

  • you put the right items in the right bin
  • your bin is put out by 6.30am the morning of your collection day
  • your bin is placed next to the kerb with the lid shut (if it is open it can affect the lifting machinery and it might not be emptied)
  • any recycling that will not fit in your blue bin is put in council issued blue sacks; we will collect a maximum of two.

Occasionally, the bin collections can be affected by poor weather. For tips to try and avoid frozen bins, and other information, please read Waste collections in colder weather