Waste and Recycling

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    Clinical Waste Collections

    Clinical Waste Collections

    Breckland Council provides a free collection service for clinical waste from domestic properties.

    Incontinence pads, urinary catheter bags/tubes and stoma bags can be safely disposed of in your green wheeled bin, please ensure this waste is double bagged.

    Commercial Waste

    Commercial Waste

    Trade waste or commercial waste is any waste generated by a business, tradesman or profit making organisation.

    The waste may consist of anything from paper and packaging to obsolete equipment. It can be generated from any part of the business including offices, company cars, canteens etc.

    Recycling Centres

    Recycling Centres

    Norfolk County Council operates 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres across the County.

    Breckland residents can dispose of variety of household waste and recyclables at any of these sites.

    Bulky Collections

    Bulky Collections

    Bulky household waste such as fridges, sofas, beds can be disposed of free of charge at your local household waste recycling centre. Alternatively, the council can collect your bulky waste for a charge.

    What does it cost?

    Composting

    Composting

    Composting at home has an important role to play in reducing the amount of biodegradable waste that is sent to landfill each year. Composting is environmentally friendly and can save you money on expensive fertilisers or soil improvers. Did you know that as much as 30% of your green wheeled bin could be composted?

    Norfolk residents can take advantage of reduced price compost bins and water butts by visiting Norfolk Get Composting or cal

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    Wheeled Bins

    Wheeled Bins

    Breckland Council's waste collection service provides residents with one standard size green bin for household waste and one standard size black bin for recyclable waste.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Hazardous Waste

    Hazardous Waste

    Hazardous wastes are any solid or liquid material that may cause harm to people or the environment if not disposed of correctly.
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    We can collect small amounts of Hazardous Household Waste from Breckland residents however this free service does have it limitations.

    Environment and Waste

    Environment and Waste

    WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

    Brown Bins

    Brown Bins

    Take advantage of our Garden Waste Collection Service. For an annual charge of £40 we will supply a standard size brown wheeled bin which will be collected 26 times a year on a fortnightly basis.

    Applying for a Brown Bin

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    When is my bin collection day?

    When is my bin collection day?

    Breckland Council is responsible for collecting the waste from your Black Recycling Bin and Green Household Waste Bin. Each bin is emptied once every fortnight. One week we'll collect your Recycling and the following week your Household Waste.

    To determine your collection day we need to know where you live.

    A-Z of Recycling

    A-Z of Recycling

    The A-Z guide is designed to give you some options and ideas on how to reuse, recycle and dispose of your unwanted items. Remember re-using items is more resourceful than recycling or disposal.

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    Current Waste and Recycling Service Issues

    Current Waste and Recycling Service Issues

    Our bin collection services are operating as normal today.

    Please ensure your wheeled bin is available for collection from 7.00am onwards on your normal collection day.

    Bin Collection Day Finder

    Bin Collection Day Finder

    Bin Collection Day Finder

    Find out when your bin will be collected, and how Bank Holidays affect your collection day.

    Garden Waste Collection Calendars

    Garden Waste Collection Calendars

    To find out your collection schedule please select your garden waste calendar from the list below.

    May 2014-April 2015