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Bins and Recycling

Waste Strategy

Dealing with recycling and rubbish is an important task that affects everyone living in Dudley borough.  Our waste strategy sets out planned improvements in waste management services, along with the mechanisms for achieving them.

Your household waste during the Coronavirus outbreak

Bin Collections

Bin collections are continuing as normal but we are asking residents who have been self-isolating to take extra care with the waste they are putting out for collection.

For those self-isolating because of symptoms, personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths 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

Green bin collections have been suspended until further notice in a bid to keep the regular refuse trucks rolling during the coronavirus crisis.

The garden waste collections were originally due to restart again on Monday 30 March 2020.

Suspending the service will help maintain regular weekly refuse collections and fortnightly recycling collections while operating with reduced staff numbers

The situation will be reviewed regularly, and consideration will be given to extending garden waste collections beyond the scheduled planned finish date in early November.

With the green waste collection service currently suspended, we would advise residents to compost where they can. Discounted compost bins can be ordered. 

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

Due to the coronavirus, the Household Waste Recycling Centre (tip) will be closed until further notice.

Recycling Bags 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.

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