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Household waste - rubbish collections

Bolton Council is responsible for the collection and disposal of household waste and provides collections for household waste, recycling and bulky items. Please see the following pages:

Grey bin collection
Burgundy bin collection
Beige bin collection
Green bin collection
Food waste container collection
Assisted collections
Bulky collections

All our waste and recycling vehicles will be out and are attempting to collect from as many properties as possible which are due to receive a collection today.

The recent ice has made some roads hard to drive down and pavements unsafe to walk on. Our collection teams have been told to only drive down the road if they feel it is safe to do so.

If your grey or green bin is missed please contact us on 01204 336632 or email wasteandrecycling@bolton.gov.uk by 5pm the next working day after collection. We will return to empty your grey bin or green bin the following week on the same day.

If your recycling bins or food waste containers are missed please bring them back within the boundary of your property and put them out again on your next scheduled collection day.


Bin collection dates

To find out when your next bin collection is, simply enter any part of your address (e.g. house number or postcode) into the box below.

Bin collection reminders, recycling tips and service announcements

  To subscribe to bin collection reminders please enter any part of your address into the box below:

Bolton Council

Town Hall

Victoria Square



Telephone 01204 336632
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