Where and when should I leave my black sacks out for collection?
Please leave your black sacks on the ground, just inside your property boundary nearest the pavement before 7am on your collection day.
It is important that sacks are placed within the boundary of your property and not grouped together with other residents' waste and / or on grass verges, by a post or on the public highway (including footpaths).
Please do not leave bags on top of walls or bins as this can lead to them snagging and spilling during collection.
If you live in a flat please see our collections for flats page for instructions about your collection.
What can and can't go in your black sacks?
Black sacks are for your general household waste only.
For more information on what shouldn't be put in the black sacks please see our restricted waste page. Items can be taken to the local reuse and recycling centre but a permission may be required.
Don't put anything too big in a sack. For large items you can order a bulky collection or you may be able to take it to a rubbish or recycling site.
We will collect some electronics and batteries as recycling. Please do not put these in the black sack. See our recycling batteries and electronics page for details
If you put items in your bags that are not allowed we will not collect them. We will put a sticker on them telling you this and you will need to dispose of the items in the correct way.
To find the answer to the following questions please click 'Website' to go to the council's weekly rubbish collections page
When is your collection day? Has your black sack been missed? Has your black sack been split? Has a sticker been left on your sack?