Waste Collection Pilot FAQs

Your questions answered about the wheeled bin pilot

Do items have to be bagged when placed in bins?
What do I do when wheeled bins are full?
Why is the paper and cardboard in a separate bin?
Can I put broken glass into my blue lid wheeled bin?
Can I put broken glass in my blue box?
Who will clean my bins?

Do items have to be bagged when placed in bins?

We would prefer that you bag your rubbish to help keep your grey bin clean but would encourage you to place your recycling items loose.

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What do I do when wheeled bins are full?

Please wash and squash down your recycling as much as possible to make best use of the space. We anticipate that 3 x 180 litre wheeled bins will provide ample space for most properties waste and recycling. Please do not place additional waste or recycling to the side of the wheeled bins.

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Why is the paper and cardboard in a separate bin?

Paper and card are now being separated out from other recycling material to try to keep it clean and dry. This improves the quality of the material that can be recycled. Only put dry paper and card in the red bin or box. Wet paper and card should be placed in the grey lid bin or black sack.

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Can I put broken glass into my blue lid wheeled bin?

Glass bottles and jars only can be put in the new blue lid wheeled bin and it is ok if they break when this happens. Please place all types of other glass in the grey bin as mirrors, drinking glasses, spectacles, panes and light bulbs cannot be recycled.

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Can I put broken glass in my blue box?

Do not put broken glass in the new blue box as it can be safety risk for crews and residents if left on the street. Please place all types of other glass in the grey bin as mirrors, drinking glasses, spectacles, panes and light bulbs cannot be recycled.

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Who will clean my bins?

Residents can choose to clean their own bins, or there are businesses that do offer a bin cleaning service. If you do choose this option, it would be at your own expense.

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Last Updated: 15 April 2021