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Bin Collections

We are no longer issuing recycling and waste collection calendars to households. Please download the free app or print a calendar from our website or visit your local library and they can print you one for a small fee.

Check your collection dates

Download our free app to quickly check the dates of your bin collections and which bin to put out. You can also set helpful reminders, report missed collections and order new or replacement recycling bins.
Download from the Apple Store or Google Play Store now.
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Your Refuse and Recycling Collection Dates

Waste Collections 

On collection day, please make sure your bin is put out at the edge of your property, or nominated collection point by 7am.
Please return your bin to your property after it has been emptied.
Check your collection dates or use the Tameside bin app.

Daily Updates  

Find out what waste goes in which bin.

Operational and logistical issues such as vehicle breakdowns and blocked roads can impact on waste collections, leading to some bin rounds not being emptied on your collection day.

You can find out more information by follow us on Twitter @tmbc_waste and @TamesideCouncil.
For the latest information on today’s bin collections click here


Missed Collections 

If your bin wasn’t put out on time (by 7am) - it will be collected the next time that bin is due for collection.

Contaminated waste – if you don’t put the right thing in the right bin your waste may not be collected. Please ensure that any contamination has been removed from your bin and put out the next time that bin is due for collection.

Missed bin - if your bin is not contaminated and has not been collected on your usual collection day, you can report it on-line or via the bin app.

Where wheeled bins are presented with waste that does not fit comfortably within the container and the lid is ajar, the crew will empty the bin and place the excess waste back into the bin.


Side Waste 

Side waste is excess bags from the household, which are presented for collection at the side of the bin.

The Council will not remove general waste presented for collection alongside, or on top of, general waste bins.

Alternatively, residents may place additional recycling materials for collection so long as it is identifiable in a clear bag.

Exceptional Circumstances Policy 

Tameside Council operates an exceptional circumstances policy which sets out its approach to dealing with requests for additional general waste capacity. You can find the policy via the Exceptional Circumstances Policy.

If you require replacement bins click here. All charges are non-refundable.

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