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General waste bin

Your general waste bin has a red lid and is emptied every week.

As a general rule, this bin is for rubbish that can't go in either your recycling or garden organics bins, like food scraps, nappies and plastic bags.

If you’re unsure which week your general waste bin is emptied, use our search tool to check. Or you can get a free Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar from us by:

What goes in your general waste bin

Items you can include: Don't include these items:
Yes Animal droppings (please place in a plastic bag) No Building materials
Yes Food waste and scraps No Chemicals, oil, paint or hazardous waste
Yes Nappies No Garden organics
Yes Polystyrene No Needles
Yes Plastic bags and household garbage No Recyclables
Yes Plastic packaging, food wrappers and cling film  
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