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Disposing of waste without burning it

You don't need to burn your waste in order to dispose of it. Dudley Council strongly encourages the disposal of organic waste through alternative methods which are less environmentally damaging and much safer.


Composting is the best means of disposal as it returns humus and nutrients to the soil. It is also a good way of saving money on buying commercial products as composting produces a nutrient rich soil conditioner. Kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable peelings, soft garden waste such as grass cuttings and leaves, tea bags/leaves, cardboard and paper can all be composted using food waste digesters and home compost bins. Alternatively, you can bury the waste to produce compost.


Fortnightly black box / kerbside recycling collections of paper, cans and glass are made from all properties with ground floor access. Looking for your black box collection day? For information relating to your normal refuse collection day please see the page Black Box Recycling.

Green Waste Collection

Dudley Council provides a green waste service for the collection of garden waste from each household, please place your bin on the edge of your property, as close to the public highway as possible.

Large amounts of garden waste can also be taken to the Household waste recycling centre, or alternatively the Council operates a chargeable Special Collections service.

Household Waste Collection (Domestic Collection)

Dudley Council provide all residents with a weekly rubbish collection for the disposal of general non-recyclable waste. We will collect your household waste on the same day each week including the spring and summer bank holidays. Any changes to scheduled collection days will be advised by local press or leaflets e.g. Christmas and New Year.

For information relating to your normal refuse collection day please Check your collection days

The Council undertakes Special Collections (otherwise known as bulky uplifts) for large Items from domestic premises.