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Bin collections move from weekly to fortnightly in Wolverhampton

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Fortnightly bin collections start in parts of Wolverhampton today.

The first people affected by the change to general waste collections will be those who live in Fallings Park, Heath Town, Wednesfield North and parts of Wednesfield South, and Bushbury South and Low Hill.

It will be phased in gradually throughout the city.

Free garden waste collections are also stopping at the same time with the council encouraging people to sign up for a £35 a year collection service starting in February next year, or to compost or take their waste to the tip.

General waste and recycling collections will be on alternate weeks.

It’s no secret that the council must make savings due to significant budget cuts from central government and we're unable to keep services as they are.

This is why the garden waste collection service will end when the new fortnightly collections begin.

– Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment, City of Wolverhampton Council
  • aerosols
  • cardboard
  • drink cans
  • foil packaging
  • food tins
  • glass bottles and jars
  • household plastic bottles
  • newspapers and magazines
  • paper
  • plastic drinks bottles
  • plastic packaging (margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, food trays)

General Waste Bin (Brown/Green bin)

  • bread bags
  • CDs, DVDs and videos
  • cigarette ends
  • coat hangers
  • crisps and sweet wrappers
  • drinking glasses
  • food waste
  • nappies
  • pet waste
  • plastic bags
  • polystyrene
  • pyrex dishes
  • razor blades
  • rope and string
  • sanitary products
  • thin plastics such as cling film
  • tissues
  • wallpaper and wrapping paper

Garden waste bin (paid for services starting February 2019, purple bin)

  • Christmas trees
  • grass cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • leaves
  • small branches
  • tree prunings
  • twigs
  • weeds
  • woody green waste up to six inches in diameter

Red recycling bins for high rise flats

  • aerosols
  • cardboard
  • clean foil packaging
  • drink cans
  • food tins
  • glass bottles and jars
  • household plastic bottles (shampoo bottles, bathroom products, cleaning products)
  • magazines
  • newspaper
  • paper
  • plastic drinks bottles
  • plastic packaging (margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, food trays)