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Services in Christchurch

Household rubbish collections

Your household rubbish will be collected every 2 weeks.

Depending on your circumstances, each household has been allocated one of the following two options:

  • standard: 140 litre black rubbish bin
  • bag and box: 2 authorised blue sacks per fortnight

There is a charge of £12.50 per year for authorised blue sacks. Please use our online form to request sacks.

Using your bin

  • put your bin out for collection by 6am on your collection day
  • make sure the bin is at the edge of your property, where the waste collection team can see it from the road and collect it easily
  • make sure your bin lid is closed
  • don’t put out any extra rubbish bags for collection
  • if your bin is too heavy to be wheeled to the back of our collection vehicle then we can’t empty it
  • take your bin back to your property as soon as possible after the collection

What you can put in your household rubbish

  • disposable nappies
  • plastic film and polystyrene
  • broken glass (wrapped in paper)
  • cold ashes
  • pet waste (including cat litter)
  • medical and sanitary waste
  • disposable razors (wrapped in paper)
  • tissues and paper towels
  • foil based wrapping paper

What you cannot put in your household rubbish

  • garden waste
  • recycling (use recycling bin or box)
  • food waste (use brown food waste container)
  • hot ashes
  • clinical (such as syringes)
  • hazardous waste (such as paints, oils, chemicals, gas bottles and low energy light bulbs)
  • commercial waste
  • industrial, construction or landscaping waste (such as bricks, rubble and stony debris)
  • batteries (use battery bag)

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