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Recycling, rubbish and street cleaning

We provide households in the District with a comprehensive multi-material recycling service, working together with our partner Veolia.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to recycle and cut down waste. Achieving this means we can reduce our impact on the environment.

We also help keep our streets and public spaces clean, safe, tidy and attractive – making sure that the district continues to be a great place to live in, work and visit.

View information on rubbish and recycling including about bins and collection days, what to do with specific waste items and how to report street cleanliness issues.

Waste collection delays

We are aware that you may be experiencing some delays across our waste collection services and apologise for that.

The reasons for these temporary service delays, are:

  • Staff shortages have been the result of COVID-related situations and a national shortage of HGV drivers.
  • Adopting the GB Driving Regulations
  • New regulations impact service delivery in cases of breakdowns and wait times at tipping sites

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Please click on the service update button below to see where we have delayed/missed collections.


Service Updates

Recycling and rubbish news

Covid-19 Guidelines

In order to prevent further spread of Covid-19, households that are self-isolating and showing the symptoms of the virus should follow the UK Government's 'Stay at home' advice and ensure:

  • Personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths are securely disposed in rubbish bags, and not in paper or card recycling.
  • Any bags containing personal waste should be double bagged, tied securely and kept separate from other waste.
  • Bags containing personal waste are to be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in the usual external general waste bin.