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Bin collection problems

Our household bin collection service operates from 7am Monday to Saturday except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

We empty bins until 5pm so please do not report a missed collection before 5pm on your collection day.
What do I do if my bin has not been collected?
If there has been a service disruption such as vehicle breakdown or severe weather, we do our best to catch up on the same day or the next day.
If your bin has not been emptied after two working days, please return it back to your property and wait for your next scheduled collection day.
It is very unusual for a bin to be missed on two consecutive occasions. If this should happen, please let us know by completing the 'Report a missed bin' form in the Top tasks section.
Why has my bin been tagged?
If the bin crew has left a tag on your bin, it means that the bin cannot be collected as it contains something that shouldn't be there or it's too heavy. The tag will tell you what you need to do before your next collection day, such as remove a heavy item or a non-recyclable item from the bin. The Related Pages section gives details of each bin and what you can put in it.   
If you are part of our new bin collection service, please do not place rubbish at the side of your bin as we will tag your bin and leave this rubbish for the next collection day. More information can be found on the New bin service page which is also in Related Pages.
Is putting your bins out a problem for you?
If there is no one else able to help you put your bins out for collection, we may be able to help. You will need to complete and return an Assisted Bin Collection Application form which you can find in the Documents section of this page.