Black bin - household waste

We provide a black wheelie bin for refuse. This is collected fortnightly.

Your black bin is for household waste that cannot be recycled through any recycling collections or facilities available to you.

Please note: we won't collect any black bin side waste.

Types of waste that can go in the black bin

You can put in:

  • disposable nappies
  • tissues
  • items contaminated with food
  • food waste (where food waste collection is not provided)
  • pet bedding and bagged pet waste

Types of waste that cannot go in the black bin

You cannot put in:

  • recyclable items
  • rubble, soil and DIY waste
  • uncontained liquid waste (including paint)
  • car batteries
  • anything that will cause the bin to be too heavy to be moved or emptied
  • any hazardous or clinical waste - these have to be treated and/or disposed of in a special way
  • commercial/business waste

Order a black bin

Find out how to order a black bin.