Plastic recycling in a green bagRubbish, waste and recycling

Collections during high winds: 

Current high winds are causing collection difficulties.  Please do not place your recycling out during high winds.  If possible, use a local recycling site instead, or keep it until the next collection.  Thank you for your co-operation.  Please remember not to place additional refuse bags out beside your bin or Seagull-proof sack as these can cause litter and will not be collected. 

We are always keen to here your views on our services and welcome your support in making any improvements. Please take the time to complete this short neighbourhood and recycling survey

Kerbside Recycling Survey – please complete this short survey and help us to improve our service

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Changes to refuse collection service

Households who cannot use a refuse bin have been given reusable seagull-proof sacks to place their refuse bags into.  You can watch a step by step guide demonstrating how to use a gull-proof sack on YouTube. 

Thank You

We are now recycling 45% of all your household rubbish! We would like to thank you for your help in continuing to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, which helps towards keeping the cost of your Council tax down.  For advice on how and when to put your refuse and recycling out for collection, please refer to our downloadable document below. 

Electronic forms

Electronic forms can be completed and submitted online, with no paper involved, which is not only our preferred method; it's kinder to the environment as well.

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerReusable gull-proof sack leaflet in PDF format45 Kb6 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerHow and when to put your refuse and recycling out for collection in PDF format72 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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