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Rubbish and Recycling

It is much more pleasant for everyone if the streets and pavements are free of rubbish and bins. Here are some tips to help you know what to do and when. Visit southampton.gov.uk or click on Useful Links on our Home page and you can download the Bin Collection Calendar for your street and find other useful info on Bins & Recycling, including how to report missed bins.

Rubbish Bins - Green Lid

General Waste Rubbish Bins are emptied early on alternate Wednesdays.
Put them out the night before.

  • Tip 1 - They will only take away what's in the bin, so don't overfull it or leave bags at the side.
  • Tip 2 - After a Bank Holiday collection days may vary - check the Bin Collection Calendar to be sure.

Recycling Bins - Blue Lid

Recycling Bins are emptied every other week.

You should only can put in paper, card, plastic bottles (no other plastic is allowed), tins, and cans LOOSE and not in bags.

  • Tip 1 - Look to see whether your neighbours have put their bins out.
  • Tip 2 - If you flatten boxes etc you'll get more in!
  • Tip 3 - Put items in loose not in plastic bags or it won't be emptied.
  • Tip 4 - Do not put in other items as the bin will be deemed contaminated and not emptied.

Glass Bottle Boxes

The Council collects glass bottles on the same day as the Recycling Bin collection.

  • Tip 1 - Put your bottles in the grey bottle box provided by the Council . If you do not have one contact the Council.
  • Tip 2 - Remove bottle tops and put them in your green bin.

Garden Rubbish - Brown Lid

Emptied on the same day as your general waste bin.

You can purchase a brown-lidded Garden Waste bin from the Council.

Everything Else

All Other Stuff has to go to the local Recycling Centre. The nearest one is at Dock Gate 20.

  • Tip - Find someone with a car and share the load.

Wheelie Bin Etiquette

Pavements are narrow round here and are used by people with prams as well as mobility issues (partially sighted, wheelchair users etc), so it is really important to keep the pavements clear of bins.

  • Tip - Take your bin in as soon as it has been emptied.

Keeping the area looking nice is neighbourly

Each household is responsible for looking after the tidiness of their own house and garden and helps make the neighbourhood a nicer place for all.

  • Tip - Keeping things tidy, recycling sorted and bins off the pavement will also help avoid a fine. The Council can impose fines for bins on the pavement and badly-managed rubbish.

Thank you for your help in keeping the area clean and tidy.