Borough Insight

The Big Switch (from Spring 2017)

The Big Switch (from Spring 2017)Big Switch Hookie

Simply Weekly Recycling means you'll need a bigger bin for recycling but you won't need so much space for your refuse. So we will switch your green and black bins when the new collections start.

From Spring 2017, your larger green bin will become your recycling bin, your black bin will become your refuse bin.

If you don't think you'll have the right bins for the Big Switch, call us to fix it now on 01372 732000.

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Your comments (2 comments)

  • Keith BradshawMarch 09, 2017

    Just read the latest Insight with 'Big Switch' news. As regards proposed bin inputs...notice the absence of dealing with aluminium 'dishes' in which much of pre-prepared meals are contained and cooked in.Where do we put them ? Surely this is a considerable source of the metal and has recycling benefit ?

    Aluminium foil is only a tiny part of our waste and often comes contaminated with food stuff (including cooked-on waste), as a result a lot of it is wasted. Also, there is a demand for foil by aluminium recyclers only when the price of aluminium is very strong. So for practical and economic reasons, foil is not collected. Please put aluminium foil in your refuse bin.

  • AlanJuly 26, 2016

    Can you add a reminder here as to what can go into each type of bin please?

    Thank you for getting in touch. The information for what goes into each bin type is available on the Council website -


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