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Household rubbish and recycling


Almost every household has three different coloured 240L or 180L wheelie bins for household waste and recycling. Household waste is collected fortnightly and recycling bins are emptied every four weeks.

Please put your bins (or recycling boxes, if you still use them) outside your property or at the agreed collection point before 7am on your collection day.

Extra rubbish

If you put extra rubbish out with your bin it will not be collected. Crews will put any extra rubbish in your bin after emptying ready for your next collection. Filling your bin and being unable to close the lid may result in your bin being missed.

You can get rid of extra rubbish and recycling at the recycling centres (the tips) in Grimsby or Immingham. If you just have extra household recycling you can visit your nearest recycling point.

Latest news

If you want to know the latest about recycling and household waste you can read updates in our news section.

New build properties

You must first register for Council Tax at your new property before you can call the waste services hotline to order your free of charge household bin and recycling boxes.

Waste services hotline number 01472 326288 option 2.

Clinical waste

We can collect clinical waste from your property free of charge.

Yellow sharps box

All syringes and sharps must be put in a yellow sharps box given to you by the service. This must be locked securely otherwise we can’t take it. There is a sharps bin at Doughty Road depot where you can take sharps box.

Yellow clinical waste bags

Surgical waste will only be taken in the yellow clinical waste bag. These yellow bags can be collected from your doctors or the hospital.

Register for clinical waste collections

Real Christmas trees

Recycle your real Christmas tree at the tip or chop it up and put it in your garden waste bin if you have one. If your tree has a root-ball and has been watered regularly, you can re-plant it for next year.


Contact details

Waste services hotline

Telephone: 01472 326288

Telephone opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays