Bins and recycling

Your local council collects and disposes of household and some commercial waste and can provide you with information on:

  • what rubbish is collected and when
  • what goes in your recycling bin
  • how to report a missed bin collection
  • how to find your nearest recycling centre
  • ordering new bins for your home

You can help reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill by reusing and recycling as much as you can. Example includes:

  • getting to know the rules of what you can and cannot recycle
  • ditching the plastic bags
  • reducing your use of one-use plastic in favour of reusable containers
  • making a meal plan (to reduce waste)
  • composting
  • repairing rather than discarding

At ForHousing we make every effort to reduce the amount of waste we produce from our operations and from your home. For example, we recycle 100% of waste from any improvement works we carry out.

The average household in the UK produces more than a tonne of waste every year. Put together, that’s a whopping 31 million tonnes we send to landfill - equivalent to the weight of three and a half million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two and a half times. We are all responsible for dealing with waste.