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Properties using bins

Incorrect presentation of waste may result in a fixed penalty notice of up to £100.​

If you live in a property that has recycling and waste collected in bins you will need to use:

  • Green recycling bags, 
  • a Kerbside food waste caddy, 
  • a Black wheelie bin, and 
  • a Green garden waste wheelie bin. 

If you are not sure whether your property uses bags or bins please enter your postcode into the collection checker​.

Green recycling bags - Dry recycling

Green recycling bag 

Kerbside Food Caddy - Food waste

Brown food caddy 

Black Wheelie Bins - General waste

Genaral rubish bin 
You can use any type of bag apart from green recycling bags to collect waste before putting it into your black wheeled bin.
Only the contents of your bin will be collected.
Collected every 2 weeks alternating with garden waste. Check your collection dates​.

Green Wheelie Bins - Garden waste

Green garden waste bin 
This bin is for garden waste only, you must not use bags inside this bin. You can buy an extra bin, but we will only collect 2 per collection. This is unless you have been agreed to have additional bins in the past.​
Collected every 4 weeks in Winter and every 2 weeks in Summer alternating with general waste collections. Check your collection dates​.
The replacement of lost or stolen bins will be charged at £25 per bin.

If you have recently moved in to a property and there are no bins, these will also be charged at £25 per bin. 

Replacements must be ordered via C2C by phoning 2087 2087. 

Read our policy on charging for bins (172kb PDF)​Link opens in a new window

​How to present your waste and recycling

  • All bins​​, bags and kerbside caddies must be put out before 6am on the day of collection or no earlier than 4:30pm the day before.
  • Collections run throughout the day from 6am till 10pm.
  • Please return your emptied bins and food caddies to your property boundary by 9am the day after collection.  This will limit the potential of theft and/ or damage by another person.

Incorrect presentation of waste may result in a fixed penalty notice of up to £100. Pay a fixed penalty notice.​

Extra bins

If you are a larger household of 6 or more, you may request a larger/ extra bin for waste that cannot be recycled.  You will be visited at your home by a recycling advisor to discuss your request. You will need to show us that you make full use of the weekly recycling and food waste service e.g. full green bags and food waste caddy at your property.  

If you would like to organise an additional bin assessment, please contact C2C on 2087 2087.

If your family has lots of nappy waste or incontinence pads, you are able to apply for a hygiene waste collection​.