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Household Waste - Green bin

Your Green Bin is used to deal with any waste that is produced by each household that is not recyclable. Anything within the Green Bin when collected will be sent directly to a landfill site to be buried in the ground.

Cartoon green bin

Waste such as plastic that is sent to landfill can take more than 1000 years to decompose naturally and it is therefore vital to make sure all recyclable waste is either placed in your blue bin, taken to a Council 'bring site' or household waste and recycling facility.

The green bin collection service is run in conjunction with our recyclable waste collection. They are collected on an alternate weekly basis to ensure all household waste is collected effectively.

Please bag all waste, especially food and kitchen waste, to reduce the occurrence of flies and maggots within the bin.

Remember, the less waste that is put in your green bin, the better it is for the environment. If you would like more information on what materials can be recycled, please see our recycling bin pages.

What can I put in my green bin?

What can't I put in my green bin?

Maggot prevention guide

To avoid the growth of maggot in your wheelie bin during the hot weather we have put together the following advice.

Prevention measures

In the kitchen make sure you have a bin with a sealable lid and kitchen bin liners this will prevent any flies entering your waste before going to the green bin.

How to get rid of maggots

Once your bin is empty maggots and fly eggs can be killed with boiling water, if you also use good household bleach this will clean your bin and discourage flies as the fragrance deters them

Additional waste

Bins presented for collection with the lid open i.e. additional waste placed in the bin causing the lid to be propped open, will not be emptied. Similarly, extra bags of waste placed beside bins will not be collected. Please be aware that it is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to deposit 'controlled waste' on the highway or any public space.

Enforcement action may be taken if waste is placed at the side of the wheeled bin.

Please do not overload your wheeled bins. Overloaded wheeled bins will not be collected. Householders may be liable for injury to collection operatives caused by the attempted emptying of overloaded bins.

This policy has been adopted to reduce health and safety risks for collection operatives. All waste must be contained in the wheeled bin with a closed lid.

Removing bins from the pavement

Wheeled bins left on pavements can cause obstructions to members of the public (e.g. wheelchair users, parents with prams, mobility scooter users, and the partially sighted).

To reduce potential obstructions caused by wheeled bins, please present the wheeled bin for collection by 6.30am on the day of collection. Please return the wheeled bins to the property as soon as possible following collection and no later than 12.00 the day after collection.

Anyone who does not remove their wheeled bin from the pavement by 12.00 noon on the day after collection are committing an offence under Sections 46 and 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and could be subject to enforcement action.

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