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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Refuse and Recycling Collection Service

Blue Wheelie Bin

Recycling Collection Service

All recyclable material should be put in your blue-lidded bin.

This bin is collected every other week with your green / green-lidded bin.

How to recycle even more through your kerbside collection service...

Green Wheelie Bin

Garden and Food waste Collection Service

Garden and food waste should be put in your green/green lidded Bin.

This bin is collected every other week with your blue-lidded bin.

Refuse (General waste) Collection Service

Grey Wheelie Bin

Other household waste that cannot be recycled or composted shoud be put in your grey bin.

This bin is collected every other week, on alternate weeks to the recycling / garden and food waste collections.

First, Replacement and Additional Bins

If you need a first or replacement wheeled bins or would like to be considered for additional capacity, please contact us.

Please note, wheeled bins are provided only if appropriate and are subject to availability. Alternative receptacles may be offered.

Provision of wheeled bins:

First refuse, recycling and garden and food waste wheeled bins will incur a one-off charge for each bin of £38 for a standard 240 litre wheeled bin or £32 for a smaller 140 litre wheeled bin in line with the Council's current Fees & Charges Schedule. Please note Landlords are responsible for purchasing first bins for their tenants.

In certain circumstances there may be an exception where a resident is on Housing / Council Tax Benefits.

Replacement wheeled bins for refuse and garden and food waste and additional garden and food waste will incur a one-off charge for each of £38 for a standard 240 litre wheeled bin or £32 for a smaller 140 litre wheeled bin in line with the Council's current Fees & Charges Schedule. Exceptions are; where residents are on Housing / Council Tax Benefits or where the contractor is responsible for damaging or removing the wheeled bin during collection.

Additional grey wheeled bin for refuse **Please note only smaller 140 litre wheeled bins can be ordered for additional refuse and will incur a one-off charge of £32 in line with the Council's current Fees and Charges Schedule**

Additional blue lidded wheeled bin for recycling will incur a one-off charge for each of £22 for a standard 240 litre wheeled bin or £18 for a smaller 140 litre wheeled binin line with the Council's current Fees & Charges Schedule.

Additional green wheeled bin for garden and food waste willincur a one-off charge for each of £38 for a standard 240 litre wheeled bin or £32 for a smaller 140 litre wheeled binin line with the Council's current Fees & Charges Schedule.

Exchange of any wheeled bins following delivery, any subsequent recollection or should you wish to swap an existing large 240 Litre wheeled bin for a small 140 litre wheeled bin will all incur a one-off charge of £15 there will be no concessions. To swap an existing small 140 litre wheeled bin for a large 240 litre wheeled bin will incur a one-off charge of £20 there will be no concessions. Please note that additional refuse bins can not be swapped for a larger size.

New build properties: The builder or developer will have to provide bins before properties are occupied.

Rented properties: Landlords are expected to ensure bins are in place at properties before letting to new tenants.

Kitchen Caddy - We have a supply of kitchen caddies that are available for collection, free of charge (one per household). Please contact us if you would like to receive one.

Properties without wheeled bin provision

Some properties in the district (including flats and some terraced houses) do not have provision for wheeled bins. Instead, these properties can be provided with the following:

  • Refuse - Rolls of black sacks are distributed annually in the autumn. Up to 3 sacks can be put out for collection
  • Recycling - Black recycling boxes are provided on request. These are free of charge and can be collected from the Council office in Stratford
  • Garden Waste - Up to 6 green sacks can be put out for collection.
  • Food waste - A kitchen caddy can be requested if you have not already received one. These are free of charge and can be collected from the Council office in Stratford.

Putting bins out for collection

Please place wheeled bins (or equivalent receptacles) at your property boundary with their lids down, clearly visible to the collection crews, by 6.00am on your collection day.

Extra waste

If you have additional recycling, you can place in it a box or rigid container next to your blue-lidded wheeled bin for collection.

Any Unwanted Small Electrical Equipment, Textiles or Household batteries can be left ontop of your closed blue or grey wheeled bin on your normal collection day. Please put each material in separate bags (e.g. one bag for batteries, one for electrical and one bag for textiles) Our collection vehicles are fitted with small compartments at the rear of the vehicle so that materials can be stored separatley, they will not be put in the back of the vehicle - To ensure they can be collected, all items must be small enough to each fit into separate standard-sized shopping carrier bags.

If you only have one green / green-lidded wheeled bin, you can place up to 3 green sacks of additional garden waste next to your green / green-lidded wheeled bin for collection.

Please note: No additional general waste (refuse) placed by or on your grey refuse bin will be collected.

Missed collections

If your bin has been missed, please let us know as soon as possible. You can report it on-line or call us on 01789 260616.

Assisted collection service

An assisted collection service is provided to residents who are unable to leave there wheeled bins (or recycling boxes / sacks) in the normal location on the property boundary for collection. Please contact the Council for details.

Clinical collection service

A clinical waste collection service is provided to residents who require it (subject to confirmation by a medical practitioner). Please contact the Council for details.

Refuse and recycling collection calendar

View our Refuse and Recycling Collection Calendar for your collection dates.

Reporting a problem, concern or issue

If you have a request or comment about your waste collection service, you can do so by using our online forms or contacting us.

Contact us

If you would like more information or wish to speak to a member of the Council's Streetscene team, please contact us:

Telephone: 01789 260616

Email: streetscene@stratford-dc.gov.uk