Collections are running one day later than normal this week and next week. We will be collecting on both Saturday 30th December and Saturday 6th January.

If you are doing a clear-out and the items can be reused please take them to the Tip Shop or for larger items contact the reuse centre.

Cardboard

If your green box gets full we will take the equivalent volume as side waste. Either place in a box or tie a bundle with string. It’s collected every week for most of the city (twice as many collections as last year)

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Furniture

If you’re getting a new sofa and your old one is in good condition contact us on 01633 216 855 and we may be able to collect.

Food

If you aren’t already using our food waste service this is a good time to start. If your old turkey goes in your general waste it will be sitting there for up to two weeks.


Old Electrical items

Even if it no longer works  we can recycle small electrical items from old phones to computers. If it works consider taking it to the Tip Shop or our reuse centre.

Cards + wrapping paper

Cards go in green box with cardboard. Wrapping paper goes in blue box with paper (please no wrapping foil).

Batteries

Sorry, we do not collect these but many supermarkets, some shops, and the civic amenity site on Docks Way will take them.

Christmas Trees

These can be chopped up and put in the garden waste bin for collection in March, or taken to the civic amenity site on Docks Way or booked in as a bulky waste collection from the Council (£6.00 fee applies).

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Unwanted presents!

We are as amazed as you probably are at what people will buy. Someone out there will love the thing your aunt gave you.

Unwanted Relatives

A few might still be knocking around from last year; in which case you have our sympathy.  Despite our new trucks we still can’t take them (some might even be classified as hazardous waste).