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Bin contamination

Warning sticker

If you find a sticker on the lid of your bin, it may be a warning. It is to advise you that there is an unauthorised item in your recycling or garbage bin and to educate you for the future.

Your bin will still be collected as usual, but you should make sure you know what you can and can't put in your bins.

Rejection sticker

If you find a sticker over the lip of your bin preventing you from opening it, it will be a rejection sticker. This sticker advises you that an unauthorised item is in your bin and you must remove it before your bin can be collected.

You must remove the item and contact us within 48 hours. Your bin will then be collected at Council's discretion.

Confiscating bins

If you receive multiple warning or rejection stickers in the last 6 months, we can confiscate your bin.

We will send you a letter and remove your bins until you contact us for more information.

Get back your confiscated bins

To reinstate your confiscated bins, please contact us. We will discuss with you the contamination problem and advise you on how to better manage your waste.