Bins and Recycling

Our waste services are jointly operated with Lichfield District Council. 

Find out when your bins will be emptied using the online bin calendar*

*We are currently upgrading our back office waste system and unfortunately this has meant that our bin calendar is not working at the moment - sorry! We will update this page as soon as it is up and running again. Thank you for your patience.

Friday 15th December: SERVICE UPDATE:

Today's bin collections will focus on clearing the backlog of blue and black bins from the start of the week. Please keep your bins out if you have an overdue collection and crews will empty them as soon as they can. We will accept additional waste bagged up at the side of the bin. Thank you.

The plan for today (Friday 15th) is as follows:

  • Black bins – any Monday or Tuesday bins that weren’t emptied today and then start Wednesday.
  • Blue bins – Monday and Tuesday recycling bins.
  • A number of crews will also be working tomorrow (Saturday)

We will be starting next week's collections as per normal on Monday and then putting all available additional infrastructure on the remaining catch up.

We again thank you for your patience and will continue to share updates when we have them.

You can now subscribe to the garden waste service online. Subscribe here.

To report a missed, damaged or lost bin, you can fill our online form in here or telephone 0345 002 0022. (This number is charged at the local rate if calling from a landline. It can cost more if calling from a mobile phone.)

If your bin has been missed, please report it by the end of the next working day after it was due to be emptied. If the crew have not reported an issue with your bin, we will return within 3 working days to empty it. If an issue has been reported, one of our colleagues will advise you at the time of your call or when responding to your enquiry. If there is an issue, or you have forgotten to put your bin out again, please accept our apologies but we will not be able to return and your bin will not be emptied until the next scheduled collection day.

Please make sure your bins are presented at the edge of your property, next to the adopted highway by 7am on the day of collection.

 Please note there is now a £15 charge to replace lost or stolen black refuse bins only.

Blue Bin

Your blue bin

green bin

Your green bin

black bin

Your black bin

Other waste
Bulky item collection
Business waste
Clinical waste
​Disposing of asbestos

Littering and fly tipping
Needles and sharps
Recycling centres / tip

Need help getting your bin to the kerbside? 

If you need help getting your bin to the kerbside - perhaps you are disabled or you struggle to move a heavy bin, why not speak to our team about an assisted collection? Either call our team on 0345 002 0022 or fill in the book an assisted collection form on our partners Lichfield District Council's website.