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Christmas 2014 bin collections – Durham

December 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Christmas 2014 bin collections Published December 11, 2014 Find information about household bin collections during the Christmas and New Year period.

Bins will be emptied as normal up to and including Wednesday 24 December. Over Christmas and New Year, the following changes will apply:

Bin collections

Bins will be emptied as normal up to and including Wednesday 24 December.

Over Christmas and New Year, the following changes will apply:

Normal collection days Revised Christmas collection days Revised New Year collection days
Tuesday Collection as normal 23 December 2014 Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Wednesday Collection as normal 24 December 2014 Friday. 2 January 2015
Thursday Monday, 29 December 14 Saturday, 3 January 2015
Friday Tuesday, 30 December 14 Monday, 5 January 2015

Normal collections will start resume from Tuesday 6 January 2015.

via Christmas 2014 bin collections – Durham.


Reuse and Recycling A-Z – Durham County Council

For anyone still confused as to what goes where re. recycling, Check out this A-Z list of what items are recycled.

via Reuse and recycling A-Z – Durham County Council.

Bin it Right – Recycling and General Waste – Durham County Council

Do you bin it right? From this week we’ll be adding stickers to recycling bins to help everyone remember what goes in which bin so we can recycle even more and help protect our environment.

The amount of waste that gets recycled has increased by over 30% since the introduction of alternate weekly collections in 2012, but last year nearly 10% of it was contaminated by non-recyclable materials. Most commonly nappies, pet waste and food. Contaminated material not only reduces recycling rates but also costs about £100 a tonne in alternative disposal.

If you ever want to know what goes in which bin, you can check on our website at or call us on 03000 261000.

Bin it Right

Bin it Right

What goes in my recycling bin?

The following items go into your recycling bin with the blue lid.

Wash and squash your items where possible to remove food and save space. This helps to prevent contamination and keep your bin clean. Place all clean, dry items loose in your recycling bin to allow for sorting later.

Material Yes please No thanks
plastics recycling logo
  • all plastic bottles
  • yoghurt and butter containers
  • hard plastic containers
  • Children’s toys
  • black plastic food trays
Mixed paper recycling logo
  • all paper
  • all cardboard
  • plain greetings cards
  • polystyrene
  • used kitchen paper
  • wipes
  • nappies
Food and drink cans recycling logo
  • all steel and aluminium food tins and drinks cans
  • clean tin foil
  • biscuit and sweet tins
  • cutlery or any other metal objects
Carton logo
  • all cartons eg fruit juice, drinks and soup
  • polystyrene
Aerosol logo
  • aerosol cans

What goes in my recycling box?

The following items go clean and loose into the recycling box:

Material Yes please No thanks
Mixed glass logo
  • glass bottles and jars of all colours
  • broken glass
  • Pyrex
  • light bulbs
  • mirrors
  • flat glass

Other recyclable items

What about other items which are tricky to summarise under general headings?

Find a full list of items in our reuse and recycling A-Z.

What goes in my rubbish bin?

Material Yes please No thanks
Household Waste
  • domestic household waste that cannot be recycled.
  • recycling
  • rubble or bricks
  • vehicle parts
  • items which may make the bin too heavy

What goes in my garden waste bin?

The following items go into the garden waste bin with the brown lid.


Material Yes please No thanks
Garden waste icon
  • grass cuttings
  • shrubs
  • leaves
  • weeds
  • flowers and plants
  • hedge clippings
  • prunings
  • small branches (no larger than 7cm)
  • plastic / black bags
  • bio-degradable or compostable bags
  • plant pots / plastic trays
  • kitchen / food waste
  • soil / bricks / rubble
  • nappies
  • paper / plastic / cardboard
  • textiles
  • pet waste
  • children’s toys
  • garden ornaments

Bin it Right Guide

Find out more about recycling at home in our PDF IconBin It Right: A Guide to Recycling At Home.pdf (3 pages, 660kb).

Why is it important to put things in the right bins?

It’s really important that you follow these guidelines as it helps to reduce contamination and helps reduce the amount of waste going to energy from waste.

Every tonne of contaminated recycling costs the council approximately £100 to transport and dispose of through waste treatment.

If you do put waste in the wrong bin, you might find a reminder sticker on your bin or a leaflet through your door. You may also receive a letter asking you to remove it and put in the right bin before your next collection day.

Related links

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Timeline Photos – Durham County Council.

Reminder NEW Day for Bin Collection in Ushaw Moor – Starts Thus 14th June & Fri.15th June

June 6, 2012 5 comments

Durham Revised Bin Collection

NEW Bin collection will start on either 14th or 15th June for NORMAL waste (black lid).

Then 21st or 22nd June for RECYCLING waste.

Then alternate each Thursday or Friday between NORMAL and RECYCLING waste collection, one week NORMAL WASTE one week RECYCLING.

Check out the LEAFLET that you received from the Council

Check out and fill in your address to find out more INFO.

New recycling and rubbish collection service

February 1, 2012 Leave a comment

A new recycling and rubbish collection service could lead to savings of more than £9m over the next five years.

The new system, being introduced across County Durham over the coming months, will see rubbish and recycling collected on alternate weeks, with rubbish being collected one week and recycling the other. Similar systems already operate in many other areas of the country.

Householders will also receive a new grey wheeled bin with a blue lid, which they will be able to use for recycling paper and card, plastic, food tins and drink cans, cartons and aerosols. Glass bottles and jars should still be left out for collection in the existing plastic box.

The first of the new bins are being delivered to homes in the Chester-le-Street area from today.

The changes, which will also include the introduction of more efficient collection routes, will mean major savings for the authority through a reduction in vehicles, fuel and staffing costs.

It is also expected that the scheme will reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, which will, in turn, lead to further savings through an increase in income from recycled materials and a reduction in landfill tax.

A leaflet explaining the new system has now been delivered to homes across the county within the council’s new Guide to Services.

For up-to-date information about the new rubbish and recycling system visit and enter your postcode in the My Durham section or call 03000 26 1000.

Cllr Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council, attaches stickers to new recycling bins advising residents of their new recycling days.

From Durham County Council Facebook PAGE.

Durham Freegle – Free Giving Locally

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Recycle your unwanted household goods.

Free Giving Locally Easily – Waste Not Want Not

durham_freegle : Durham Freegle.



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Garden Waste Collection

Garden Waste Collection Scheme dates:-

Week A

Collection Day is FRIDAY

  • Saturday 10th April ’10
  • Friday 23rd April ’10
  • Saturday 8tMay ’10
  • Friday 21st May ’10
  • Saturday 5th June ’10
  • Friday 18th June ’10
  • Friday 2nd July ’10
  • Friday 16 July ’10
  • Friday 30th July ’10
  • Friday 13th Aug ’10
  • Friday 27th Aug ’10
  • Friday 10th Sept ’10
  • Friday 24th Sept ’10
  • Friday 8th Oct ’10
  • Friday 22nd Oct ’10
  • Friday 5th Nov ’10
  • Friday 19th Nov ’10
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