To make our bin collection service more efficient and reduce the cost of waste disposal, we are introducing alternate week bin collections. Alternate week collections will start from 2 May 2017 in the Keighley and Shipley constituencies and from 4 July 2017 for the rest of the Bradford district.
Alternate week bin collections means that:
If you need another recycling bin, they are free and you can order one now.
Your general waste (green) bin will be emptied one week and your recycling (grey) bin will be emptied the following week. You can check further bin collection dates online.
If you have a smart phone or tablet, you can download our free app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, just search for Bradford Council. It will remind you when to put your bins out for collection.
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Excess waste or large items can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre where as much as possible will be recycled.
If you can’t take your waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre you can request a bulky waste collection. A small charge is made for the service.
You can now also recycle plastic food trays, yoghurt pots, margarine/butter tubs, food and drinks cartons.
No, you do not need to separate your paper/card anymore, this can all go together in your recycling bin with other recycling items.
All recyclable items can now go in one bin, you will have a recycling bin or a grey bin with blue lid, either of these can be used for recycling.
No, if you have a bin insert you do not need to use this anymore.
It is the responsibility of each household to remember to put out the correct bin on the correct collection day. Excess waste because you forgot to put your bin out, must be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.
If you put the right things in the right bin and recycle as much as possible, you will have enough room in your general waste bin for everything else. All other Council areas in West Yorkshire have been having their waste collected this way for a long time.
Householders should not place excess recycling or non-recyclable waste at the sides of bins.
Occasional excess recyclable waste should be taken to a local recycling bring site at the nearest supermarket for instance, or Household Waste Recycling Centre, where it will be recycled. However, if you regularly produce a large amount of recyclable waste, you should call 01274 431000 to request an additional recycling bin, which is free of charge.
Every tonne of waste in the general waste bin costs Council Tax payers on average £130 a tonne more than if it was recycled in the recycling bin, so the more green bins that are put out the greater these extra costs are to Bradford residents. As part of Bradford Council’s Domestic Waste & Recycling Policy, we will only empty one general waste bin per household per week. The Council simply cannot afford to carry on paying for residents not separating recyclable waste.
Excess waste should not be placed at the side of bins. It is unsightly, may create a hazard for pedestrians, attract animals and pests or result in littering. The Council reserves the right to take enforcement action where a household continues to present side waste.
All bins should be presented for collection with the lid closed. This is to prevent spillage or odour problems, access by animals and pests, nuisance or accidents to staff or members of the public.
Yes. We encourage residents to make the best use of the storage capacity of the bin by compressing the waste in it.
Do not put garden waste in your general waste bin, contaminated bins will not be emptied. You can still sign up to the garden waste collection service. You can also take it to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre or you may wish to make your own compost.