Rubbish Collection from Waterside
Our weekly collection day is Friday, with all rubbish out at the kerbside by 7am. Broadly speaking, all material that can be recycled goes in the blue wheelie-bin. Everything else, apart from green and food waste goes in the green wheelie bin. While the food waste box is emptied weekly, the green bin and blue bin/green sack cycle is fortnightly.
What goes in the new blue recycling bin?
Everything you used to recycle before in the blue and green boxes PLUS foil food containers, plastic food pots, cling film, bubble wrap and drinks cartons. Anything which has had food in it must be washed out.
What can’t go in the blue recycling box (but looks as though it could)?
You can’t put these in: Broken glass or mirrors, china, polystyrene, textiles, dirty kitchen paper, jiffy bags, sweet wrappers, plastic toys, batteries, mobile phones, electrical goods and light bulbs.
A number of people - particularly in Plater Drive and Merton Court - are leaving their bins outside their house-fronts all week. This is acceptable if they are hidden behind shrubs but often they are left out on the pavement. They are not only unsightly and unpleasant, but obstruct people with push-chairs, disabled people, etc.