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Will the council collect extra waste that doesn’t fit in the bin?

No – extra waste will not be taken away. There are three reasons for this:

  • 60–70 % of the waste you generate can be recycled, composted or reused.  Therefore the green lid waste bid  we provide should be big enough to take the left over waste that has to be sent to landfill or incineration.
  • Collecting waste in bags is more dangerous for our collection crews. Bins are much safer and result in fewer accidents for our staff.
  • Collecting waste in bags takes the collection crews longer as they have to make extra trips to the vehicle, which slows them down. A few seconds extra at each house turns into hours on a collection round.

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