Which bin should I use?

What items go in the black bin?

We will provide you with one 140 litre black bin. This is collected weekly and should be left at the boundary of your property by 6am on the day of collection.

Before throwing anything away in your black bin please check if it can be recycled in your blue-lidded or green-lidded bin.  Please don't use this bin for your food waste, this should go into your green bin.  

Black-lidded bins are for general non-recyclable waste

Typical items that might go in your black bin:

  • Disposable nappies
  • Carrier or plastic bags
  • Plastic food wrapping (plastic that can be scrunched in your hand) e.g. salad bags, bread bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Cling film
  • Crisp packets
  • Egg boxes (plastic)
  • Light bulbs
  • Wrapping paper (plasticised, wax coated, glittery or foil type)

Extra (excess waste)

Our collection crew will not collect any rubbish which is not completely in your bin.  Any bags that are on top of the bin or raising the lid to a point that it is unsafe to move will be left and your bin will not be emptied. 

Please do not overload your bins as they can become too heavy for our collection vehicle to lift safely. Any bins which are too heavy will not be emptied.

We do not accept soil or builders waste in any of our bins, (green-lidded, black or blue-lidded). Including this will result in your bin not being collected. 

Larger bin requests

When recycling fully around 70% of household rubbish is recyclable using the blue-lidded and green-lidded bins.  The 140 litre black bin emptied weekly should provide enough space to last each household for a week. 

Larger 240 litre black bins will only be considered for households who:

  • have five or more permanent residents


  • produce non-recyclable healthcare waste 

Please note that applications for a larger bin are subject to the eligibility criteria and will be time limited.

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