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Recycling and bins

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Find your bin collection date

Find out when we collect your recycling and waste.

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Report a missed bin collection

Report it from 5pm on the day of collection or at any time on a later day.

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Request a new bin or report a problem with your bins

Request a new bin or tell us if your waste or recycling bin has been damaged, burnt or stolen.

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View bin collection changes

Find out about changes to bin collections. You can subscribe to the page to be kept up-to-date.

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Where's the rubbish tip and recycling centre? 

Details of where the recycling centres are, when they're open and what you can recycle.

report fly-tipping

Report fly-tipping, dog fouling...

How to report anti-social activity.

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Remove bulky household items

Donate your unwanted furniture or ask us to remove bulky household items.

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Which bin should I use?

Details of what's allowed and not allowed to be put in each of your bins.

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Where to put your bin for collection

On your collection day you should wheel your bin to the collection point, usually at the edge of the kerb, and collect it from the same place as soon as you can after it's been emptied .

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Reduce your waste

Helpful tips and recipes to help you save up to £60 per month plus how to easily reduce your waste including stopping junk mail.

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Business waste

Advice on the removal of commercial waste.

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Composting

Information to help you compost at home.

What happens to my recycling

Find out what happens to your recycling from your household bins and from your local recycling centre. 

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Get rid of pests

Details of what we can and can't treat and how to book an inspection for us to call.

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Request an assisted bin collection

If you need help with moving your bin to your designated collection point we may be able to assist you if you meet certain conditions.

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Making it easier to order your recycling bin

To improve our recycling rates, we're working with Enventure Research to make it even easier for you to order a recycling bin.

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Recycling week 22-28 June 2015

Top tips for recycling more waste around the home.

RECYCLING BIN ORDERS

Due to an unprecedented number of orders for new recycling bins, there is currently an 8-week waiting time for delivery. If you ordered your recycling bins as part of the recent door stepping campaign and your bins are collected on a Tuesday or a Wednesday, you should have received your new bins. If you've not received them yet, please email us at recycling@rochdale.gov.uk giving your name, address and details of bins required.

If you ordered your new recycling bins as part of the recent door stepping campaign and your bins are collected on a Thursday or a Friday, please bear with us. We are currently processing your order and will deliver your bins as soon as possible. We apologise for any delay.

 

GENERAL WASTE BIN ORDERS

We're prioritising the delivery of new general waste bins. If you've ordered a new general waste bin, there is currently a 4 to 6 weeks waiting time. We're currently processing your order and will deliver your bins as soon as possible. We apologise for any delay. While you wait for your bin, please put your bin bags out for collection.

 

BIN COLLECTION CHANGES

Find out about changes to bin collections. You can subscribe to the page to be kept up-to-date.

Bin collection changes and FAQs

RECYCLING FACTS

With your help we can recycle more and reduce our costs to help protect other services.

  • The Rochdale borough recycled around 34% of its waste in 2014.
  • Too much waste that could be recycled is still going in the general waste (dark green) bin.
  • Increasing the amount we recycle by 5% could help us save over £1 million a year. This is money which could be used to help safeguard other essential public services.
  • We need to save over £52 million in the latest round of cuts and with your help we can reduce our disposal costs.
  • It currently costs us £10 every time we empty a general waste (dark green) bin and costs are increasing each year

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