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Bulky collections offer for January

To help with the cost-of-living crisis, Dudley Council has negotiated with its partner, Textek, to reduce the cost for the collection of bulky items, including mattresses, bed bases, carpet and underlay, and upholstered seating such as sofas and chairs.

During January, each item will now cost £15 instead of the usual £18. Using specialist treatment processes, Textek recover components with no material going to landfill.

To arrange a collection please call Textek on 01948 840251.

Christmas and New Year waste collections

Look out for delivery to your home of your double-sided flyer, which will include your Christmas collection schedule on one side and 2023 collections for refuse, recycling and garden waste on the other.

You can also check your collection dates on the in my area section of the council website – click on ‘Check my collection day’ below.

Coronavirus and household waste

For those self-isolating because of symptoms or positive tests, personal waste such as used tissues, disposable cleaning cloths and face masks can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags.

These bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. Where possible this should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin or communal area.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Green bins

To find out when your next scheduled waste collections are, visit Dudley Mapping and enter your postcode. You’ll find details of your general waste, recycling and green waste collections here.

You could also consider composing your green waste, it is a great help to both Dudley Council and the environment. Discounted compost bins can be ordered from Dudley Recycles website

Residents can choose from a standard black plastic compost bin which transforms garden and some kitchen waste into compost or opt for the more specialised hot johanna composter which allows for the composting of all food waste, both cooked and uncooked.

It is also possible to compost without a bin and there are also many online tutorials for how to compost without a bin, such as trench composting or bagging up grass cuttings or other garden waste to rot down.

Household waste recycling centre

The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Stourbridge is operating a booking system only for Dudley borough residents. The service should only be used if no alternative arrangements can be made for safe storage.

There is extremely high demand for this facility and we ask you to be patient as in the short term we are offering a limited capacity per hour, which will be reviewed in the coming weeks.

  • If you are unable to attend your appointment - please notify us by ringing 0300 555 2345. It is important you let us know as we will be able to offer cancelled appointments to other residents.

  • Please note, anyone who arrives at the site without a slot will be turned away.

To find out more, including how to book, visit the household waste recycling centre page.

Recycling bins and boxes

Unfortunately, due to the current unprecedented circumstances our services may be disrupted. As a result, the delivery of recycling bags and boxes may be delayed. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to resume normal services as quickly as possible.