Black Sacks

We collect black sacks every week. Black sacks are for small items which cannot be reused, recycled or composted. Please contain your waste in a black refuse sack securely. We deliver all residents a roll of sacks annually, usually in the autumn. We will update our website nearer the time with more information. Residents can purchase their own sacks if they run out beforehand, through a retailer. We would encourage you to make use of your recycling and green waste bin as much as possible, to reduce the waste going into your black sack. 

Please make sure you place your food waste in your Food and garden waste bin

What are my black sacks for? 

YES, please:

  • polystyrene (break it down into pieces)
  • plastic film and bags
  • hygiene waste (please note that hypodermic needles are collected separately as Clinical Waste)
  • disposable nappies and sanitary waste
  • cat litter and dog waste - a maximum of three black bags solely consisting of this type of waste, double bagged, will be collected. We encourage residents to mix this waste with normal waste to minimise any potential hygiene issues for collection staff. Excess bags can be taken to the Household Recycling Centre
  • broken glass and crockery (please wrap in bubble wrap, plastic bags or paper for safety)

NO, thanks:

  • hazardous waste
  • construction related materials e.g. concrete or bricks
  • electrical equipment
  • batteries (visit (external link) for more information)
  • garden waste 
  • soil 
  • pesticides or weedkillers 
  • clinical waste, including needles (more information on our clinical collection page)
  • knives (please take to Witchford Recycling Centre)

You can get more information about what goes in which bin by downloading our guide to recycling and waste (PDF)

Please remember the following:

  • Your black sacks must be ready for collection by 7:00am on your collection day and not before 6:00pm on the evening before
  • Loose rubbish will not be collected
  • Your black sacks must be on the property boundary closest to the road and visible
  • If your property is accessed by a private track or road, your collection point will be where this meets the public highway