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General waste

What goes in your general waste bin

Your green-top bin is for non-recyclable household waste only. Please try to recycle as much as you can. More information can be found on our Recycling page.

The most common items in the general waste bin are:

  • Cooked food waste
  • Nappies
  • Dog waste
  • Non-recyclable packaging

We do not currently recycle food waste, but peelings and egg shells can be composted. Find out more about composting.

Please do not put the following in your household waste bin. Use the links below to find out more information on responsible disposal of these items:

Household waste and recycling are collected on alternate weeks. This system of alternate weekly waste collection has now been taken up by 76% of local collecting authorities in England and Wales and has helped to increase recycling by up to 9%.

To find out when your next collections are, check your bin collection day.

Before 6am on collection day. Please put your bin out with the handle facing the road. Your bin will be collected between 6am and 5pm on collection day.