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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

The green waste collection was reinstated on April 27.

The service is running its original duration, plus an additional two missed weeks added on at the end.

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

If you are able to continue composing your green waste, it is a great help to both Dudley Council and the environment. Discounted compost bins can be ordered from

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 reopened on Monday 11 May, and 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 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.

For more information on coronavirus visit our webpage