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Safe use of your wheeled bin

Most households in Middlesbrough have wheeled bins for the storage and collection of refuse, recycling and garden waste.



Helpful tips

  • Number your bin to prevent it going astray
  • When considering where to store your bin, make sure there won't be any obstacles to you wheeling the bin in and out of your property on collection day
  • If you're unsure of your collection day, please use the bin collection dates form to download your calendar
  • If your bin is full, please keep non-perishable items until the following week
  • Always move the bin using the handles
  • Take care when manoeuvring the bin over uneven ground or up and down any incline, or in poor weather
  • If you can't move your bin due to age or infirmity and no one is available to help you, you can apply online for an assisted collection. If you can't apply online, please call the Environment Contact Centre (01642 726001).
  • If your bin is considered too heavy by our operatives, a sticker will be placed on it with appropriate instructions