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

You must not put your rubbish out earlier than the night before your collection is due.

If household waste is put out early, it can cause problems to the area with bags being ripped open by animals and rubbish scattered across the footpath and road.

It can also:

  • cause unnecessary obstructions
  • encourage bag theft
  • cause unauthorised searching through bags
  • create illegal waste collection
  • attract vermin.

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.