The burgundy bin is for recyclable waste. Hessian bags are provided for recycling paper and you should present the bags by either placing them on top of the bin lid or at the side of the bin. Please don’t include them inside the bin as there is a risk they could be tipped in the back of the vehicle. When emptied, collection staff will place\trap the empty bag under the bin lid to the rear where the pinch point is greatest nearer the edges. Please ensure only the waste permitted is placed into your burgundy bin and refer to our what can I recycle in my burgundy bin advice otherwise we may refuse to collect it.
We have recently improved our burgundy bin service by introducing the recycling of plastics. Plastic carrier bags and film (ie. crisp packets, bubble wrap, plastic wrapping, film packaging, lids for grape/strawberry punnets) can now be recycled and should be placed in one plastic bag inside the burgundy bin to keep them all together.
Make sure your bin is presented, with the lid shut, at the edge of your property where it meets the pavement by 6am on your collection day. Extra recycling that won’t fit in your burgundy bin can be presented in a clearly labelled box or bag at the side of the burgundy bin on normal collection day. Large cardboard packaging may also be put at the side of your burgundy bin, but please flatten this. If you find your bin has not been emptied on its scheduled collection day, please let us know by completing the missed bin collection form via our Self Service portal.
If, due to disability or sickness, you (or no-one else in your property) are unable to present your bin for collection, then you can apply for Assisted Bin Collections.