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A roll of 45 bags, of the same size and quality that we have issued, can be bought from Poundland.
It costs £2 to buy two rolls which would last you for the whole year. Plus you get more sacks than if we had provided them.
The maximum size of black bag that can be used is 60 litres.
We made a decision to stop delivering black bags in 2017 due to the new recycling changes.
Black bags can be bought from a number of local retailers.
Free clear bags will continue to be delivered once a year.
Deliveries started on Tuesday, 2 May and finished on Friday 26 May.
They are also available from your local Collection Points.
No. We will only collect general rubbish from black bags.
There were two main reasons:
They started on the 20th of June.
We sent information direct to all households and there is information on our website.
There has been a change of collection day for 18% of households so if you are unsure what day we collect from your home or if you are new to the area and need to find out, you can enter your postcode here to check.
A new recycling calendar was posted through your door in June 2017.
We also sent information about the new wheelie bin scheme to the households affected.
Your collection day may of changed if you live in a flat and have a black bag or new wheelie bin kerbside collection.
Euro Wheelie Bin
Remember: If you live in a flat and have a communal recycling and rubbish collection using large Euro wheeled bins then these changes will not apply to you.
Yes they have.
We will pick up your reported missed collection within 2 working days.
Report a missed collection