Green Recycling Collections
Winter Suspension 2013/14
Please be aware the final green recycling collections for 2013 will take place in the fortnight between 15th and 29th November depending on collection cycle and day.
Collections for the new chargeable green recycling service will start in the fortnight beginning Monday 24th February 2014.
|Important Information - Wheelie Bins
If you wish to make a request for an assisted collection and you are from the Harborne or Brandwood wards please make your request using the wheelie bin enquiry form on the wheelie bin enquiry page.
Missed collections must not be reported if either a black, or blue tag has been attached to your wheelie bin. Instead, please check information on the tag to see which reason box has been ticked and follow the additional advice provided at the bottom of the tag.
If you continue to report your bin as missed your request will be closed without further action.
Black Refuse and Green Garden Bags
As a result of the council’s need to save £102million in the 2013/14 financial year, rolls of bags will no longer be provided from the end of March 2013. From that point, households will therefore need to purchase their own bags (available from most supermarkets and many other stores) to participate in the service.
Resident can place green garden waste in any colour sack. It is also recommended that the bags, as in previous years, should be left open when put out for collection, to aid their identification as green waste.
General domestic refuse
We collect refuse from domestic properties on the same day once a week. Collections happen every day, Monday to Friday, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day in which case collections will take place the following week. Most tower blocks and other multi-occupied homes are (if suitable) are provided with large containers. We empty these at least once a week, more frequently if necessary.
Most households in Birmingham now have a doorstep collection service.
- Paper and card from your blue box, every fortnight
Glass, bottles and jars, food and drinks cans and plastic bottles from your green box, every fortnight
Green sacks containing garden waste on alternate weeks to the above.
If you don’t currently have a doorstep collection of garden waste, we can collect up to two black bags of burnable garden waste (not soil or rubble) with your general domestic refuse.