Last updated:

16th July 2024

Waste collection changes coming this summer

Your household rubbish and recycling collections are changing this summer, so we want to make sure you’re prepared well in advance. 

These changes are an exciting opportunity for us all to play our part in increasing the borough’s recycling rates and become one of the nation’s top performers, setting an example for other areas to follow. 

As well as reducing our environmental impact and helping us meet our climate emergency commitments by cutting carbon emissions, they’ll help us to reach and hopefully exceed the Government’s future recycling targets. 

They’ll also help us make necessary savings as we face unprecedented financial challenges, ensuring we balance our budget and can continue to be there for residents who need our help the most. 

We consulted on this proposal in 2022 and more than 9,000 residents responded. About 75 per cent said they either supported the changes, could accept them or had no strong feelings. Download the Survey Report (PDF) for more information.

Alternative arrangements are being made in some cases, like flats or properties with no space at all for wheeled bins. We’ve reviewed the needs of larger households and those that produce medical waste.

Get an Easy Read guide to the coming changes

Download Easy Read guide to how we will collect your rubbish from August 2024 (PDF 662 KB)

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