Waste Collections during Hot Weather
Recycling and rubbish collections will start daily at 6am from now on due to the high temperatures.
Please ensure your bins and boxes are all out in time for the early start (and no earlier than the night before), and note that some collections times may change.
The new start time will continue until cooler weather returns.
To help crews get your waste collected, please:
* Sort and roughly segregate materials in boxes without using carrier bags.
* Rinse all containers and squash all but glass and aerosols.
* Cut up all large card and flatten all cardboard boxes.
Crews have been reminded to keep the noise down; apologies in advance for the sound of glass and cans.
Quick reminder on plastic …
Plastic bottles are the only plastics taken at the kerbside; household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays are taken at all 16 recycling sites.
Tetra Paks, other beverage cartons and single-use plastic-lined coffee cups are taken at 12 recycling sites.
More on how to recycle as much as possible …
For more on what we do and do not take at the kerbside for recycling, click here.
For what is taken at recycling sites, their locations and when they are open, click here.