Changes to your rubbish collection services from 6 November 2017

Look out for your wheeled bin or re-usable rubbish bag delivered to your home from 25 September to early November, ready for the start of the new collection service from 6 November. You will also receive a welcome pack which will include:

  •  An 8 page leaflet with full information on how to use the new service and a reminder of all the things you can recycle each week
  • A new collection calendar for 2017-18 showing your collection day and Christmas collection information - please check carefully as your collection day is likely to have changed. To help you get used to your new collection day you can sign up for texts for the first 3 months to remind you when your collection is due. Text your postcode to 07520 631700 to receive a reminder

  • Two stickers for you to put on your green boxes to help you sort your recycling

Check your bin allocation by entering your address at this page:

Please click on the following links or scroll down to find out more about our collection services.

Order a container

To order a recycling container online please go to order a container

Check your collection day

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

Our collection services

We currently provide weekly recycling and rubbish collections to all households across the area.

Click on the links to find out more about each service.

Putting out your recycling and rubbish

  • Please put your recycling and rubbish out by 7am on your collection day (and no earlier than 8pm the night before)
  • Put your containers at the front edge of your property where they can  easily be seen - please make sure they do not obstruct the pavement or walkway.
  • Bring your emptied containers back in on your collection day ASAP and please make sure that if you live within the heritage area of Bath you store your containers out of sight (not on railings or doorsteps)
  • Do not use the litter bins to dispose of household waste – this is classed as fly tipping and you could be fined.
  • Your rubbish collection is only for items that cannot be recycled.  Please make sure that you make full use of the food, green box and blue bag recycling collections. Please separate the different items that go in your recycling box and rinse out food and drinks containers.
  • Do not put out large or hazardous items and please make sure that sharp items or broken glass are wrapped thoroughly before putting out for your rubbish collection, to prevent injury.
  • If you have a re-usable rubbish bag you must not put loose waste into these bags. Put your rubbish into black sacks first.

The Council has powers to fine people who do not present their waste properly.

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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