What's in your bin?


We all create rubbish but how does it get taken away and where do you put it When you move into your new home you might be surprised by the number of bins you have in your garden or in the basement of your apartment block. Not only are there upto 5 bins to choose from but you may be confused by what goes where. At this point you may be tempted to call a friend. Stop. First ask yourself does your friend live in the same council as you? The chances are they don’t in which case your best point of call is the local council website. Look up their waste and recycling page and find out which bin colour is for general waste, recycling, garden and food waste. Every council is different. Some are trying to standardise their bins within a county council which will be helpful. So be sure to check your bin colours and your collection schedule otherwise you may find you are left with a full bin for the next 2 weeks or more. Your council website will tell you which day your collection will happen and how to subscribe to the garden waste service.

For example in Woking the page is https://www.woking.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling Find your local website here: – just enter you postcode. https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council If you have larger items like furniture etc you can take these to the local recycling centre (dump) or request them to be collected for a small fee. Alternatively you could donate them to a local charity who might be able to make use of any unwanted furniture or electrical appliances.