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As an authority, our waste and recycling aims are:

  • to improve the use of resource and waste management by encouraging waste avoidance, minimisation, re-use, recycling, composting, and other recovery techniques that meet accepted best practicable environmental options
  • to increase the amount and type of recyclable materials that can be collected every week
  • to meet national recycling targets – 50% of all household waste to be recycled by 2020 (we currently recycle 44%)

We have a statutory duty to arrange for the collection of household waste from all domestic properties in the District. 

Non-compliance and enforcement

When we may issue fines for waste-related offences

Domestic black waste collection procedures

How and when we will empty your domestic black bin 

Domestic recycling collection procedures

Procedures relating to our domestic recycling collections

Domestic garden waste collection procedures

When, how and where we will collect your domestic garden waste collections

Commercial waste and recycling collections

Procedures relating to our commercial waste and recycling collections

Assisted collection procedures

What is an assisted collection and how does it work?

Bulky waste collection procedures

Our bulky waste collections procedures

Clinical waste collection procedures

Procedures relating to our clinical waste collections

Flytipping and graffiti procedures

How we deal with flytipping and graffiti