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Rubbish and Recycling

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Rubbish Bins (green tops) are emptied early every Friday (Thursday for Cedar Gardens and Highcliff Avenue)

  • Tip 1 – They will only take away what’s in the bin
  • Tip 2 – Collection might be a Saturday after a Bank Holiday – look and see what your neighbours are doing

Recycling Bins (blue tops) are emptied every other week. You can put in paper, card, recyclable plastics, tins, and cans

  • Tip 1 – look to see whether your neighbours have put their bins out
  • Tip 2 – if you flatten boxes etc you’ll get more in!

Glass Bottles have to go in the Recycling Bins in car parks and at supermarkets – the nearest ones are at Westridge Road in Portswood

  • Tip – taking them every time you go shopping is boring but saves you having a mountain at the end of the year

Garden Rubbish Bags are emptied every other week and then turned into compost

All Other Stuff has to go to the local Recycling Centre. The nearest one is at Dock Gate 20

  • Tip – find someone with a car and share the load

Wheelie Bin Etiquette - pavements are narrow round here and are used by people with prams as well as mobility issues (partially sighted, wheelchair users etc), so it is really important to keep the pavements clear of bins.

  • Tip – take your bin in as soon as it has been emptied

Keeping the area looking nice is neighbourly – each household is responsible for looking after the tidiness of their own house and garden

  • Tip – the council can impose fines of £100 for bins left out on the pavement and rubbish left in front gardens
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