Borough Council of Wellingborough

Virtual Development Committee Monday 18 January 2021

The meeting will take place virtually from 7pm. Members of the public will be able to view the meeting live from 7pm using Microsoft Teams.

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Household Waste & Recycling Collection Scheme

Your Waste Collection Service

Disposal of personal waste during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest Public Health England information regarding the disposal of personal waste is as follows:

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

calendar is available to download.

All households are provided with three bins for an alternate weekly collection of recycling, general waste and garden waste. 

Green bin: for recyclable material

Yes please...

  • Paper & Cardboard: newspaper; magazines; shredded paper; junk mail; directories; catalogues; envelopes; cereal boxes; cardboard packaging; juice & milk cartons.
  • Plastic: plastic bottles; yoghurt pots; margarine tubs; ice-cream tubs; plastic food containers.
  • Cans & Tins: aluminium & steel drinks cans; food tins; metal lids from jars; empty aerosol cans; aluminium foil
  • Glass: any colour bottles & jars

Please wash & squash. All recycling should be clean. Crushing cans and flattening boxes should allow you to fit more in your green bin.

No thank you...

  • Batteries of any kind - batteries can be recycled at household waste recycling centres and some supermarkets
  • General rubbish; black sacks; food or liquid waste; animal waste; organic waste; nappies; sanitary products; used tissues; cotton buds; clinical waste; offensive waste.
  • Recycling containing any food or liquid waste.
  • Clothing; shoes; textiles.
  • Paper or card containing food residue; metalic/plastic/glittery wrapping paper; wallpaper; wet or mouldy paper or card.
  • Black plastic tubs or trays; over sized plastic bottles (5 litres +); plastic bags or sacks; plastic wrappers or films (e.g. crisp packets; confectionary wrappers); bubble wrap; cling film; polystyrene.
  • Pyrex; sheet glass.


Brown bin: for garden waste

Yes please...

  • Compostable materials (grass cutting; plants; leaves; flowers; prunings; twigs; small branches)

No thank you...

  • Soil; bricks or rubble; plastic sacks; vegetable or fruit peelings; kitchen or food waste; pet waste; plant pots; garden hoses, ornaments or furniture.


Black bin: for general household rubbish

Yes please...

  • General household rubbish which can not be recycled or composted.

No thank you...

Recyclable materials that can go in your green bin; compostable materials that can go in your brown bin; Textiles, DIY waste and electrical items that can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres;

Collection information

All bins should be presented for collection by 7am at the edge of the public highway or agreed collection point. Our collection crews are unable to collect from private roads or driveways.

Please try not to unduly obstruct the footpaths, and return your bin to your property as soon as possible after collection.

Your waste should be contained in the bin with the lid closed. Wellingborough Council will not collect any additional bags of household waste left beside your bin.

It is important that you separate your waste and put the correct materials in the right bin. Incorrect items will cause contamination and may mean that we are unable to empty your bin.

Please 'wash & squash'. All items in your green bin should be clean, and squashing them will allow you to fit more materials into your bin.