When are my bins emptied?

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 Find my nearest service and enter your postcode into the Search for a location box and select your address. Your bin collection information will be displayed.

Christmas and New Year bin collection days

Collections will take place as normal up to, and including, Friday 22 December 2023. Collections return to normal from Monday 8 January 2024.

Usual collection Revised collection Change
Monday 25 December Saturday 23 December 2 days early
Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December 1 day late
Wednesday 27 December Thursday 28 December 1 day late
Thursday 28 December Friday 29 December 1 day late
Friday 29 December Saturday 30 December 1 day late
Mon 1 January Tuesday 2 January 1 day late
Tuesday 2 January Wednesday 3 January 1 day late
Wednesday 3 January Thursday 4 January 1 day late
Thursday 4 January Friday 5 January 1 day late
Friday 5 January Saturday 6 January 1 day late

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 6.15am the morning of your collection day
  • your bin is placed next to the kerb with the lid shut
  • bin lids closed - all wheeled bin lids should be closed when the bins are presented for collection – this is to reduce the incidence of spillages, avoid damaging the lifting machinery and also to reduce the potential for injury to collection operatives. If wheeled bins are presented with open lids or partially open/ajar, they may not be collected
  • 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 weather.

For tips to try and avoid frozen bins, and other information, please read Waste collections in colder weather, or for advice on how to cope in warmer weather, please read Keep your wheelie bin fresh this summer