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We are changing our rubbish collections.  From 6 November your rubbish will be collected every other week in a wheeled bin or re-usable rubbish bag. To find out more please go to Recycling and rubbish changes.

Our rubbish collections are only for the left over waste that you cannot recycle.  Please go to Recycling collections to find out what we collect for recycling. Remember, every tonne of waste going to landfill means a higher cost to local taxpayers to pay for Landfill Tax charges.

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Before the new collections start in November please use black sacks or dustbins to contain your rubbish. Please do not use a wheeled bin yet as our vehicles are not equipped to empty them. If you are using your own dustbin, please put your rubbish in tied black sacks - please do not put it in loose.

Some areas have been issued with re-usable rubbish sacks.  If your street has them, you must use them.  Please scroll down or click on Re-usable rubbish bags to find out more.

Check your collection day

You can find out your collection day by entering your postcode or street name into Services in Your Area 

Do not put these out with your rubbish

Please do NOT put the following items out with your rubbish Instead, do this...
NO recyclable items Use your food waste, green box and blue bag recycling collections.
NO food waste Use your food recycling collection
NO garden waste Subscribe to our garden waste collection service, put it out in Council paper sacks or take it to our Recycling Centres.
NO hazardous waste Check if you can take it to one of our Recycling Centres.  Otherwise you may need to contact a specialist contractor.
NO broken, loose or sharp items Wrap them thoroughly (eg in newspaper or a cardboard box) to make sure they cannot cause injury
NO hot ashes Make sure they have cooled down first
NO asbestos Take it to one of our Recycling Centres
NO paint Take it to one of our Recycling Centres
NO DIY rubble Take it to one of our Recycling Centres
NO business waste Please use a Business waste collection or take it to our Transfer Station in Bath
NO large items Use our chargeable collection service for large items or take it to one of our Recycling Centres

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Re-usable rubbish bags

We have given residents in some streets re-usable rubbish bags to reduce the mess caused by birds and animals splitting plastic rubbish sacks. If you live in one of these streets you must use this bag.

To find out if your street has re-usable rubbish bags, please click on Services in your area to check your address.

Please tie up the black plastic sacks you usually use for your rubbish, and place them in the re-usable rubbish bag – we can’t collect rubbish that is put in loose. Please do not put any additional rubbish sacks next to your re-usable bag as we won’t collect them.

Put your re-usable rubbish bag out for collection as usual. Please take it back inside as soon as possible after emptying – please do not leave it out on the street or railings.

For more information, please look at our document - Guidelines for using your re-usable rubbish bag.

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Help with putting your waste out

If you need help putting your recycling or rubbish out for collection, please go to Help with putting your waste out


To find out if there is a current collection problem in your area, please go to Current Collection Problems

To report a missed collection or other problem, please go to Report it

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