Contaminated bins

It's more important than ever to put the right thing in the right bin. What can I do if the Council can't recycle it?

What if the wrong thing goes in the wrong bin?

 

Recycling

Putting the wrong waste into your recycling bins is expensive, because it has to be removed after collection. In extreme cases, a lorry-load of recycling could be rejected by the recycling companies, and have to be thrown away as rubbish. You pay the bill.

So we reserve the right to reject recycling bins that are heavily, or regularly, contaminated with the wrong materials.

If this happens we will leave a note on your bin telling you why we have not collected it. We will return again on your next collection day, but you must remove the 'wrong' material before collection. If this means that you build up excess good recycling between collections, please leave it out in a clearly labelled bag by your recycling bin, and we'll collect it too.

Right thing, right bin.

Please note that garden waste recycling collections are currently suspended.

Refuse

It's extremely expensive to dispose of refuse. Last year it cost residents about £1.7 million. That's why we now have Simply Weekly Recycling to make it easier for you to recycle.

So we reserve the right to reject refuse bins that are heavily, or regularly, contaminated with recycling.

If this happens we will leave a note on your bin telling you why we have not collected it. We will return again on your next collection day to empty the bin.

Right thing, right bin.

You pay the bill. So please help us to keep your costs down by using your recycling and refuse bins as they are intended. Thank you.