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Bins, rubbish and recycling

COVID-19: through this website and our social media channels we’ll notify residents of any changes or disruption to our normal collection service, such as due to any staffing issues. 

  • Place all bins out for collection as normal. If we’re not able to collect your bin on its scheduled collection day please take it back onto your property and put it out again on your next collection day. Check your next bin collection day | Changes to bin collections.
  • Protect our bin collection staff. 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, tired securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external green household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. See advice from Public Health England on cleaning and disposing of waste.
  • Our bin collection staff will try to carry out as many collections as possible, with priority given to general rubbish collections (dark green bin).
  • Latest information on household recycling centres (tips) 

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Putting your bins out for collection

Where you should put your bin, what time, what goes in each bin and more.

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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 or a problem with your bin

Report your missed bin from 5pm on the day of collection or at any time on a later day. Report other problems anytime.

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Request a new bin or report a bin problem

Request a new bin, report a problem, check your bin entitlement and more.

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Remove bulky household items

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

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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.

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Which bin should I use?

Details of what waste can be put in each of your bins.

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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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Food waste collections

Get free compostable bags, tips to reduce your food waste and more.

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How to compost, where to buy compost and reduced price compost bins and more.

What happens to my recycling icon

Find out what happens to your recycling.

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Request an assisted bin collection

Help with moving your bin to your designated collection point if you meet certain conditions.

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Business waste

Advice on the removal of commercial waste.

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Details of our school programme to teach children about recycling. Cash prizes to be won.



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​Thank you for helping us recycle even more. The more we recycle the less we spend on waste disposal helping us to protect other essential services.

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Featured events

01 January 2018

10 February 2020 - 28 June 2020

Visitors to Rochdale can enjoy 2 dinosaur adventures as part of their visit and they're both free.

FEATURED EVENT: Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
02 January 2018

04 April 2020

Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.

FEATURED EVENT: Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market
03 January 2018

April to September 2020

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.