Emptying your bin Print this page We empty recycling and rubbish bins from most homes on alternate weeks. The collection cycle normally changes at Christmas and New Year, but carries on as usual on all other public and Bank Holidays. Bins should be placed at the edge of your property next to the highway, with the handle facing the street, by 7.30am on the day it is due to be emptied. What goes in which bin? We empty black bin and blue-lid bins on alternate weeks. If you opt-in to our garden waste collection service, we empty your green garden waste bin every other week, with a short break at Christmas and New Year. Check your next bin day We have other arrangements for emptying communal bins and bins at flats.