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Guide to bins

Black bin guide

You black bin is for items that can't be recycled in your grey bin or taken to a household waste and recycling centre.

Check our A to Z waste recycling guide if you're not sure which bin to put a particular item in.

Please do not overfill you bin or cram the rubbish in - this makes it difficult to empty the bin properly. Your bin lid should be closed flat. Bins that are too heavy to move safely, contain garden waste or building materials will not be collected.

We'll only collect waste that's inside the bin - no waste left by your bin will be collected.

Black bin waste we collect is taken to the Eastcroft Waste to Energy facility in Nottingham.

Food waste

Try composting at home or visit Love Food Hate Waste to make the most of your food. Anything leftover should be bagged up and put in your black bin.

Items you can put in your black bin:

  • ash (when cool)
  • black plastic
  • bubble wrap
  • disposable nappies
  • kitchen and food waste
  • pet waste and bedding
  • plant pots and trays
  • polystyrene packaging

Items that are not accepted, as they may damage your bin:

  • bricks
  • concrete
  • gravel
  • hot ashes
  • sand
  • stone

Collection

Your bin must be put out for collection at your property boundary by 7am on your collection day.

You must move your bin back to its usual storage place by the end of the collection day, as it may obstruct the road and look untidy.

Find your collection day

Request an extra black bin

You can ask for an extra black bin through MyAccount if you have five or more people living in your home. You'll need to provide evidence of how many people live with you.

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