Rubbish bags, brown bins and recycling bags should be presented for collection no later than 7am on the day of collection, but no earlier than the night before.

If this household waste is put out early, it can cause a detriment to the area with bags being ripped open by animals and rubbish strewn across the footpath and road. It can also cause unnecessary obstructions and encourage bag theft, unauthorised searching through bags and illegal waste collection.

Report rubbish being left out early

A fine of £100 can be issued to the person responsible, or, if prosecuted, a fine of up to £2,500.