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Refuse collection

Your bins should be out ready for emptying at 6.00am as collections start early. Please note that the time of collection may change at any time, so to avoid missing the collection, always put your bin out by 6.00am.

The wheeled bin recycling and refuse collection service, gives residents alternate fortnightly collections of recyclable materials and general household waste that cannot be recycled. All bin collections are worked as normal on bank holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

What you can and cannot put in your general waste bin

Only waste contained within the correct wheeled bin will be collected

Excess waste (side waste) that you cannot fit into your bin must be taken to a household waste recycling centre. Alternatively you can obtain an additional bin for an annual fee.

Recyclable materials can also be taken to a local recycling facility or to a household waste recycling centre for disposal.

Safe disposal of ash and dust

For the safety of your collection crew and to help keep your neighbourhood clean, please do not place loose ash, cinders or any other dusty materials in your wheeled bin - this includes ash from barbeques.

Loose dust or ash will blow about when the bin is emptied, causing injury to eyes, and is unpleasant to breathe. It will also leave a mess behind.

All ash, cinders or any other dusty materials must be bagged, sealed, then placed in your general waste bin. It must not be placed in your recycling bin.

What happens to my refuse?

Refuse and waste that cannot be recycled or composted is taken to the ‘Energy from Waste’ plant in Great Blakenham, which generates electricity to be fed into the National Grid.