Blue bin - recycling

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

We are still collecting both black (household waste) and blue (recycling) bins as normal. However, on advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we need you to take extra precautions with your waste to protect others.

See further information about changes to services.

1. Overview

Find out when your bin and recycling collection days are.


We will collect your blue recycling bin every 2 weeks (alternate week to your black bin).

Disposing of your lateral flow testing kit at home

With many people now taking lateral flow tests for COVID-19 at home, please follow our advice on how to safely dispose of your used testing kit:

  • place all of the items from the test and the plastic packaging into the bag provided and then put into your general waste bin for disposal - it cannot be recycled. This applies whether the test result is positive or negative
  • if there are disposable gloves and masks in the test kit, these cannot be recycled either and should be put in with your general waste
  • all the cardboard packaging and information leaflet that the test came with can be put in your recycling bin.

When we do not collect your bin

We collect bins during all bank holidays, except:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day

If you fill your blue bin, please take any additional recycling to the HWRC.

Page last updated: 09 April 2021
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