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Black bin guide and information

Black bin guide and Information

Your black bin should be only used for the items that you can’t recycle in the grey bin or take to a Civic Amenity Site (rubbish tip).

This includes items such as:

  • Kitchen & Food Waste
  • Polystyrene Packaging
  • Disposable Nappies
  • Pet Waste & Bedding
  • Ash (once cool)
  • Black Plastic
  • Plant Pots & Trays
  • Bubble Wrap
Hot ashes, soil, bricks, stone, sand, gravel and concrete are not accepted as they may damage the bin. Please make sure you don’t overfill your bin or cram the rubbish in as this makes it difficult to empty properly. Bins that are too heavy to manage or containing building materials will not be collected.

Your bin must be at your property boundary by 7am on your collection day. Residents must ensure that their bins are brought back to their usual storage location by the end of the collection day, as it may obstruct the highway and look untidy.

What happens to your non-recyclable waste?

This is transported by Biffa to Eastcroft Waste to Energy Facility in Nottingham

How do I request a second black bin?

Request a second black bin by using our request a waste service online form.

Policy: Large families can request an extra 240 litre wheeled bin for that household’s normal refuse and/or for dry recyclables. A large family is defined as five or more permanent residents in a household. Proof of household size will be required before additional black bins are made available; no such proof is required for extra grey bins.

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