Rubbish collections

Change to arrangements for Christmas tree collection

For safety reasons, real Christmas trees will only be collected as garden waste in your brown bin/council garden waste sack on your recycling collection day. Please ensure the lid/sack is closed and all decorations and lights are removed.

Any trees not in a closed brown bin/council garden waste sack will not be taken.

Alternatively, you can book a bulky collection to have any Christmas trees removed.

You can also take them to Longshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).

Bin collection days

We operate an alternate bin collection system. Refuse is collected one week and recycling and garden waste on the following week.

Use the bin collection day finder to find your zone and bin collection dates. You can also download our collection calendars.

Putting your bin out for collection

Please ensure the correct container is out at the kerbside for collection by 6.30am. This can be done the night before. Once emptied, it must be returned to your property.

Please note that leaving excess waste or recycling in the street is an offence that could lead to prosecution. Bins should be presented with the lids closed. Excess waste left by the bin will not be taken.

We will collect occasional large cardboard packaging boxes that will not fit in the blue bin. Please ensure any cardboard boxes are empty, flattened and put neatly next to the blue bin on recycling collection week. Excess recycling will not be accepted if it is in boxes or plastic bags.

If you require a second blue bin please use our new or replacement bin request form.

Missed bin collections

If you have missed your bin collection please go to the missed bin collection page for more information.

Additional collections

If you need an additional collection please complete our additional waste or recycling collection request form. There is a charge for additional collections.

Ordering bins

To order bins please complete our new or replacement wheelie bin request form. To find out what materials go in each bin please see the domestic bins and garden waste pages.

Bracknell Forest Council's waste collection contract

The council's waste collection contractor is SITA UK. The contract with them began on 1 August 2011 and runs until 31 March 2019. There is an option for a seven-year extension until 31 March 2026. The value of the contract is 1.9 million per annum. The contract includes ten waste collection trucks and a thirty-man team that carry out more than 2.5 million refuse, recycling and garden waste collections every year.

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