Hartlepool Borough Council

Recycling, rubbish and waste

Important Information about your Winter Waste Collections

Green Waste Collection - Winter Suspension of Service

The collection of brown bins for garden waste will be suspended over the winter from 1st December 2015 until the 1st March 2016.  Collections will resume as normal from the first week of March and your brown bin will be collected the same week as your green bin. 

There is a significant reduction in the use of brown bins during the winter months as people are less active in the garden and there is little plant growth. This leaves the service underutilised which is not environmentally or economically viable.

If you find that you do have some garden waste during these months, you can either take it to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Burn Road or you could maybe have a go at home composting.

Christmas Tree Collections - January 2016

We will collect real Christmas trees throughout January, as usual (the same day your green bin is due for collection). Please place trees out next to your green  bin.

2015 refuse and recycling calendars

Please note that bank holiday Mondays DO NOT affect refuse and recycling collections.

The Borough Council operates a Tuesday-Friday collection regime each week, so bank holiday Mondays will have no effect and it will be business as usual for the rest of the week.  

Your 2015 refuse and recycling collections calendar is available to view or download now!!

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