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Household Recycling & Waste Collections

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R&W Collection bins

We operate an all-in-one recycling bin collection service, collected on alternate weeks.


Want to know when your bin will be collected?

  • the food waste bin is collected weekly
  • the recycling bin and waste bin are collected on a rotating fortnightly basis

Check our web calendar to find out when your bins will be collected.

Need help putting your bins out?

If you’re unable to put your bins out yourself, contact us for help.

Want to report a missed collection?

If your entire road hasn’t had a collection, please leave your bins out as we’ll try to collect the following day.

If we’ve missed only your bins, please fill in our missed bin form within 24 hours of your collection date and we’ll collect the same week. Please remember that your bins should be presented ready for collection by 6:30 am as collection times can change

Need to get rid of extra waste?

We only collect rubbish that fits in the bin, with the bin lid closed, but we will collect additional recycling if it is left in a cardboard box by the side of the recycling bin.

Please take any extra refuse waste to your local recycling and waste centre.

Want to dispose of children’s nappies?

We cannot currently recycle disposable nappies - they should be put in the green waste bin.

You can minimise smells by using nappy sacks or double wrap. Please flush any faeces down the toilet before wrapping the nappy in a nappy sack. 


What goes in each bin?

You should have three outdoor bins:

  • an outside green caddy for food waste
  • a large blue lidded bin for all dry recycling
  • a green waste bin for anything that can’t go into the recycling bin

We will only collect waste that fits inside the bin, with the bin lid closed. If you have extra waste, please take it to your local recycling centre.

Please read our household advice leaflet for what can and cannot go into your recycling bin.

I live in a flat – how do I recycle?

Each block of flats should have a large secure communal all-in-one recycling and waste bins.

Read our communal bins advice leaflet for more information.

Can I get a larger or extra recycling bin?

You can request a larger or extra recycling bin.

Large recycling bins are 1.5 x the size of the standard recycling bin (charges may apply)

Can I recycle other items?

There are a number of recycling banks across the Vale district where you can recycle items such as textiles, clothing, books and CDs.

Can I recycle shredded paper?

Yes, but put it in card or paper bags first to prevent it blowing away.

Can I put cooking oil in the food bin?

No, not in any quantity. Oil should be put in a container and disposed of in the waste bin.

Where is my nearest household waste and recycling centre?

Find your nearest household waste and recycling centre and opening hours.

Further information

Household advice leaflet
Recycling and waste advice sheet for waste disposal in hot weather

Contact information


Recycling & Waste


01296 585510