• Make sure your waste is out on the edge of your property, where it meets the pavement. This should be before 7am, as rubbish can be collected between 7am and 4pm.
  • Make sure your rubbish is secure (double-bagged or in a dustbin) to protect it from pests.
  • If you live in a flat, all you need to do is put your black sacks in your shared rubbish bin and it will be collected from there.

What can I put in my rubbish? 

  • General household rubbish which can't be recycled either in your green recycling bin, or through recycling banks or services in the city.

What can't I put in my rubbish?

What if I can't put my rubbish out?

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from putting your rubbish out please contact us to request an assisted collection.

What happens to rubbish after it's collected? 

Rubbish is collected weekly and taken to the local energy recovery facility (ERF) to be burnt. The heat produced generates electricity through a steam turbine system. This method produces enough electricity to power 20,600 homes.

How to put your bin out

For details on how to put your bin out for collection, please read the guidelines.

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