How to use communal rubbish bins

What you can put in our communal or shared bins for non-recyclables. These are the large shared black rubbish bins on streets, or shared medium and large bins for blocks of flats.

Rubbish that can go in the bins

You can only put non-recyclable household waste in a communal or shared rubbish bin. 

You'll need to put your recycling into communal or shared recycling bins, or into the recycling boxes and wheelie bins we collect from your home.

If you’ve electrical items, clothes and other non-household or garden waste, you’ll need to:

Batteries can be recycled at battery recycling points listed on Recycle Now's website.

Shared bins for blocks of flats

If you live in a block of flats, you may have large shared bins in the bin store for household rubbish. You'll also have recycling bins that take mixed recycling or glass.

Help with moving rubbish

If you are elderly, disabled or for any other reason can’t take your rubbish and recycling to a communal bin on the street, you could get an assisted collection.