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.
Christmas and New Year collection changes
|Normal collection day||Revised collection day|
|Monday 22 December||Monday 22 December|
|Tuesday 23 December||Tuesday 23 December|
|Christmas Eve - 24 December||Christmas Eve - 24 December|
|Christmas Day - 25 December||Monday 29 December|
|Boxing Day - Friday 26 December||Tuesday 30 December|
|Monday 29 December||Wednesday 31 December|
|Tuesday 30 December||Friday 2 January|
|Wednesday 31 December||Saturday 3 January|
|New Year's Day - Thursday 1 January||Monday 5 January|
|Friday 2 January||Tuesday 6 January|
|Monday 5 January||Wednesday 7 January|
|Tuesday 6 January||Thursday 8 January|
|Wednesday 7 January||Friday 9 January|
|Thursday 8 January||Saturday 10 January|
|Friday 9 January||Monday 12 January|
|Monday 12 January||Tuesday 13 January|
|Tuesday 13 January||Wednesday 14 January|
|Wednesday 14 January||Thursday 15 January|
|Thursday 15 January||Friday 16 January|
|Friday 16 January||Saturday 17 January|
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 rubbish in the street is an offence that could lead to prosecution. The bin should be presented with the lid closed and excess refuse left by the bin will not be taken. However, excess recycling is acceptable.
Missed bin collections
If you have missed your bin collection please go to the missed bin collection page for more information.
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.