Black waste bin
If you're making the most of your recycling bins (blue and brown), there should be very little waste leftover to put in your black bin. These days, the black bin isn't seen as the 'normal bin' anymore.
As much as 70% of household waste can be recycled and most people do recycle!
What can go in my black bin?
Your black bin is only for things that can't be recycled such as waste from meat eating pets, used nappies and sanitary products. For more information, visit our Recycling Helper.
Recycle as much as possible - all plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, glass bottles and jars, paper, cardboard, tins and cans can be recycled. Put these in your blue bin.
You can also try composting to dispose of some of your food waste. Visit our composting page to see what you can put in a compost bin and how it works. Food waste can also be placed in your brown bin.
Do not use your black bin for soil, bricks or any other building or garden materials. If you put these items in the black bin making it too heavy, we will not empty it.
We will not take additional waste alongside your bin.
Businesses that need to dispose of waste should contact our commercial waste collection service.
Other options: bulky waste and Raynesway HWRC
We offer a bulky waste collection service for large household items. You can book a collection online and find more information about pricing on our Bulky waste collection page.
If you have a lot of household waste to dispose of, you can take your items to Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre.
Additional black bins
We only provide additional black bin capacity in specific circumstances. In the first instance you should try to reduce your waste and recycle more.
If you have either:
- five or more people living in your household
- two children in nappies full time
and regularly have additional black bin waste, you may be eligible for an additional one. Our Waste Minimisation Officers will visit your property to confirm that you are eligible and are taking steps to reduce your waste and recycle more.
If you require an additional black bin for healthcare waste, your healthcare professional will need to complete a clinical waste assessment form. More information can be found on our Clinical waste page.