Household waste is collected on a weekly basis by the Council. If you have additional bags of household waste which don’t fit in your bin, you can either take these to a civil amenity site free of charge, or pay a small fee for the Council to collect them.
Fridges, freezers, televisions and many other electrical items can be recycled free of charge at a civic amenity site, also known as household recycling centres.
Alternatively you could contact Footprintmatters2U on (01633) 294000 who will collect electrical items from your home or the Council will collect them for a fee.
If you have unwanted furniture or soft furnishings which could be re-used then you could contact the Raven House Trust on (01633) 762999 or Wastesavers Community Furniture Project on (01633) 216855, who will collect the items. However, if the items are not re-usable then you can arrange for the Council to collect them for a small fee by telephoning (01633) 656656.
Improving Our Communities
The success of our anti-fly-tipping campaign will allow our Estate Caretakers to be able to spend more time improving our communities by:
- Clearing overgrowth in communal gardens
- Planting communal gardens
- Working with community groups and local projects
- Working with our Neighbourhoods team and residents on ‘Clean Up’ events across the city
- Assisting in regeneration projects in our neighbourhoods. Click on the Regeneration page to find out more.
If you are a community or resident group and have an idea for a project to improve your environment or community why not apply for our Making a Difference Fund? Contact us by calling (01633) 381111, or sending us a message on our Twitter or Facebook pages.