Refuse collections

It’s important to make sure you are putting the right things in your bin, so we have put together the below list of what you can (and can’t) put in your green refuse bin.

What can be put in my refuse bin?

  • Plastic packaging (e.g. food pots, tubs and trays)
  • Plastic bags, film and wrapping
  • Food waste
  • Disposable nappies
  • Non-infectious medical and sanitary waste
  • Pet waste
  • Polystyrene
  • Bottle tops
  • Shredded paper
  • Tetra packs/cartons

What can't be put in my refuse bin?

  • Heavy building waste (e.g. bricks, rubble, hard-core and soil)
  • Garden waste
  • Infectious medical waste
  • Clinical waste (e.g. syringes)
  • Hot ashes
  • Hazardous waste (e.g. paint, chemicals, gas bottles, industrial oils)
  • Commercial waste
  • Wood

Extra bins

Collection teams will only collect one green bin from each household unless an extra bin has been authorised. All waste should fit inside the green bin with the lid closed to prevent any spillages.

We will not collect extra waste left next to, (or on top of ) the bin.

A family of six or more people permanently residing in the property or people with specific medical needs may be eligible for an additional bin.

What to do if your bin is missed

Please leave your bin out and report it as missed through MyEHDC.

Missed bins must be reported by 4pm on the next working day after your scheduled collection.

If you do not report a missed collection to us within this timeframe, you will have to wait until your next scheduled collection.