Household waste

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From the 10 July your wheelie bin is collected fortnightly and is for materials that cannot be recycled. Please do not use your black wheelie bin for recyclable items, garden or food waste.

What can go in your black wheelie bin - items which cannot be recycled

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  • Non-recyclable household waste

  • Glass jar lids

  • Polystyrene

  • Plastic carrier bags

  • Plastic wrapping and packaging (for example crisp packets, plastic bread bags, plastic nappy packaging and any other plastic wrapping)

  • Nappies, incontinence pads, and all sanitary waste (these need to be wrapped tightly and double-bagged)

  • Empty stoma and colostomy bags (please double-bag these)

  • Broken glass tumblers and similar (but these must be wrapped in newspaper to protect the collection crew)

  • Disposable BBQs. To prevent fires you should take the following action:

    • The BBQ should be doused with water to ensure it has been extinguished. The metal grill and (bagged) ash should then be added to the black wheelie bin – communal waste bin in flats

    • The aluminium tray from disposable BBQs can be recycled in the red box

What can not go in your black wheelie bin

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  • Plastic bottles

  • Cans, tins, foil and aerosols

  • Card and paper
  • Glass bottles and jars, window glass and pyrex or similar
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Textiles, clothing and shoes
  • Food waste
  • Garden Waste
  • Building rubble, bricks and soil

From the 10 July your wheelie bin is collected fortnightly and is for materials that cannot be recycled. Please do not use your black wheelie bin for recyclable items, garden or food waste.

Find your collection day

Bin sizes

Every property is entitled to a 140 litre wheelie bin for their non-recyclable household waste. Please note that the bins remain property of the Council at all times.

Households who cannot manage with the standard bin may apply for a larger 240 litre bin here.

If your property is unsuitable for a wheelie bin, you will be provided with black sacks for your refuse. You can put out a maximum of three black sacks (which is the same amount as a standard 140 litre black wheelie bin) for collection every fortnight.

Damaged bin

If your bin is damaged during collection, please let us know as soon as possible so repairs or replacement can be arranged.

Assisted collections

If, for any reason, you think you might have difficulty using the wheelie bin please contact us. We may be able to set up an ‘assisted collection’ for you. This means we will work with you to make sure we can collect your rubbish and recycling. Call 020 8583 5555 for more information.

What happens to my non-recyclable household waste?

Your household waste is taken to landfill or by train to the 'Energy from Waste' plant in Avonmouth where it is burnt to produce electricity and provide power.

Alternative services

You can take your recycling and household / garden waste free of charge to Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre. If Space Waye is closed, there are alternative re-use and recycling sites available in West London.