Changes to recycling collections due to the Coronavirus pandemic

This news story was updated on 24 March - please see details below

Due to the effects of the current Coronavirus pandemic on the availability of collection staff, from Monday (23 March) until further notice we will be -

  • Continuing with the normal scheduled fortnightly refuse collection service
  • Suspending the separate weekly food waste collection service
  • Reducing the frequency of recycling collections from fortnightly to once every four weeks 
  • Suspending the chargeable garden waste collection service. Residents’ contracts will be extended to reflect this service interruption. 

Please put your food waste into your green lid refuse bin until further notice.  

Your green lid refuse waste bin will continue to be collected on the usual day every two weeks. 

One of your recycling bins will be collected on the same day that is currently scheduled for your green lid refuse bin, starting next week with the collection of the paper and cardboard blue lid bin.

Update 24 March - Our two Reuse and Recycling Centres are now closed.

The table below shows when your recycling bins will be collected over the four-weekly schedule.

Current collection week for Green lid refuse bin

Please leave these 2 bins out on the day your green lid bin is usually collected

23–27 March

Green lid refuse bin (including  food)

Blue lid bin for paper and cardboard recycling

30 March–3 April

Green lid refuse bin (including food)

Blue lid bin for paper and cardboard recycling

6–10 April

Green lid refuse bin (including food)

White lid bin for plastic packaging, glass, cans and cartons

14-18 April

Green lid refuse bin (including food)

White lid bin for plastic packaging, glass, cans and cartons


23-27 March: This week’s scheduled collections of white lid bins (plastic packaging, glass, cans and cartons), food waste bins and garden waste bins will unfortunately not take place. Please refer to the table above to find out when the white lidded recycling bin will be collected. Please leave any additional plastics, cans, cartons and glass in bags next to your white lidded bin and they will also be collected. If possible use clear/see through bags.

Residents who have recycling boxes will continue to have these collected weekly. 

There is no change to waste and recycling services for those living in flats. 

More information - Changes to waste and recycling services due to Coronavirus pandemic