Bins and recycling


Our crews collect from 8,000 homes every day.

During lockdown (compared to the same 13 week period in 2019)…

General waste and recycling has increased by 17 per cent

In some weeks crews collected more cardboard than at Christmas – normally our busiest time.

Crews have collected 400 tonnes more glass for recycling.


All three household waste recycling centres at Weston-super-Mare, Portishead and Backwell are open. 

See this page for information (and FAQs) on how this will work.


Our contractor Biffa are continuing to perform well with kerbside collections during the COVID-19 crisis and their efforts are being widely acknowledged by residents, which is great to see.

Increased volumes of recycling are being put out and residents are being urged to help crews by correctly sorting boxes. We’re also asking residents to park sensibly to allow the crews to access kerbside waste.

See my blog post on how you can help our bin collection crews and keep them safe.

Bin collection dates

Check when your next collection is due
Just enter your postcode and your collection dates will be displayed. You also have the option to download your collection calendar (mine is on my fridge).

Updated calendars are now available.

Report a missed collection

Where your recycling goes


Many councils have stopped collecting garden waste, but we have been able so far to continue this service by redeploying staff from our grounds maintenance contract with Glendale.


North Somerset Council offers a collection service for bulky household items such as domestic appliances, mattresses and furniture. This service is operated by Changing Lives , a local charity.

Call Council Connect on 01934 888802 to request a collection.