Update: Wednesday 7th March

Our crews were out yesterday (6th March) to empty as many of the black bins that were missed last Friday (2nd March) as possible. They were unable to visit every household, so if your bin from last Friday still hasn’t been emptied, please leave it out again today in an accessible place. The crews will be out again to empty as many bins as they can.

If your blue bin was not collected on Friday 2nd March, we will not return to collect it until your next scheduled collection (16th March). You can put out extra recycling waste in bags or boxes; please make sure the crews can see the contents of any containers (boxes/bags) at the side of the bin.

Remember, there were no blue bin collections yesterday (6th March). We will collect all your recyclables on your next scheduled collection day (20th March). This decision was made because we needed to prioritise black bin collections, and so the blue bin crews have focused on emptying black bins across the city. On your next blue bin day, we will accept extra recycling waste in bags or boxes (so long as the crews can see the contents inside and confirm that they are recyclable materials).

We recommend squashing all plastic bottles and flattening all cardboard boxes to be recycled. This will make more room in your bin. We also suggest using your blue bin for glass items, and putting softer items such as paper and plastics into the additional bags or boxes.

Raynesway will be open throughout this period if you have waste you urgently need to dispose of.

We appreciate everyone’s patience during this period, and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The safety of our residents and staff is extremely important to us, and we trust you will understand why these decisions were made.

For more information about your collection schedule, please visit our bin day look-up tool.

Dates for collections:

Thursday 1st March – black bin missed.

Monday 5th March – as many black bins as possible will be collected. If we do not get to your bin, please leave it out. We will empty it as soon as we can.
Thursday 1st March – blue bin missed. Thursday 15th March – collection of blue bin and additional side waste (suitably bagged).
Friday 2nd March – black bin missed. Tuesday 6th March – as many black bins as possible will be collected. If we do not get to your bin, please leave it out. We will empty it as soon as we can.
Friday 2nd March – blue bin missed. Friday 16th March – collection of blue bin and additional side waste (suitably bagged).

Tuesday 6th March – no blue bin collections.

Tuesday 20th March – collection of blue bin and additional side waste (suitably bagged).