Household Waste 

Wheelie Bin Service / Recycling

July 2021

FOOD WASTE CADDIES WILL NOW BE COLLECTED WEEKLY -

COMMENCING MONDAY 19th. JULY 2021

See more information about the use of the system below.

Replacement bins may be ordered here

WHEELIE BIN CALENDAR     look here

Bin Collections 2023/2024

The calendar for 2023 - 2024 showing dates between March and August inclusive may be seen here

Note that the calendar delivered by Sibelco in late March is incorrect and should be ignored; it shows Monday as being the normal collection day and not Tuesday as it should. You can download/print the correct version from the link above.

 Update: March 2023


Recycle small electrical items and batteries - Weekly collections.

From 27 March 2023 small electrical items will be collected, weekly, at the same time as other household waste.

Waste electrical equipment should be bagged up , the bag tied closed, and left on top of your Green or Black bin. Collections will be made weekly.

Included in the service are small kitchen  appliances - irons, kettles, hairdryers / tongs, toasters (maximum two slice size). Put these item in a carrier bag and leave on top of the wheelie bin.

Mobile phones, laptops, tablets, games consoles may also be disposed of - BUT do not remove the batteries from these items-  leave lithium-ion batteries in place; loose lithium batteries are NOT included in the scheme.

All small alkaline batteries - AAA, AA, C, D , 6v and 9v , button cells, hearing aid batteries -  should be bagged  in clear bags, tied and, as with the other bag, left on top of the wheelie bin. 

Damaged batteries, loose lithium-ion batteries, & car batteries are NOT included in this scheme.

Similarly, Large white goods - microwave cookers, sharp objects - e.g.  electric knives, TVs, desktop computers etc are NOT included in this scheme.

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Excess waste

If you’re finding that your black bin is always full, you can put any extra general waste into a black plastic sack. You must seal each bag with a pink or red tag. These cost £2.05 each and can be purchased using the red tag order form below.

Please put any extra black waste sacks out with your bin on collection day. They will only remove bags that are pink or red-tagged. 

Red Tags

 

Need an extra bin? They may be able to supply you with an extra bin, depending on the circumstances. There are some circumstances where they may be able to supply you with an extra black bin. To make a request, please complete the online form, and they’ll assess your application. Or they may work with you to try to reduce the volume of your waste. Recycling bins (green bin)In most circumstances, additional green recycling bins are available free of charge. They’ll inform you of any associated costs (if applicable) when you order your new bin(s). 

Extra Bins

You can also take your extra waste to one of Norfolk County Council’s household recycling centres.


Bulky waste collection

Bulky Waste


Assisted bin collection service. What is an assisted bin collection? An assisted collection is when the waste crew collect, empty and return your bins to the storage position at an agreed location on your property. If you have difficulty moving your wheelie bins yourself, please let them know so that they can arrange for a member of their crew to help out on collection day. The service is designed for anyone who is physically unable to move the wheelie bin to the roadside for us to collect. They can arrange for an assisted collection on a temporary basis, or on a long-term basis depending on your circumstances.

Apply for an assisted bin collection. If you would like to arrange an assisted collection please complete the online form. 

Assisted Collection


For information about the disposal of HAZARDOUS WASTE, LARGE ITEMS, FURNITURE, ELECTRICAL ITEMS AND TRADE WASTE and other things not mentioned on this page look here and click on Item 11 in the contents box.

Contacts:-

Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council       Telephone: 01553 616 200

Email:      waste.management@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Web:       Borough Council website

      Re-cycle for Norfolk - Norfolk Recycles , is the public-facing brand of the Norfolk Waste Partnership (NWP); a partnership of Norfolk’s County, District, Borough and City councils working together to improve waste and recycling services for Norfolk’s residents and visitors.


Lining your food waste bin

Note that since July 2017

there is no longer a requirement to use compostable food waste caddy liners.

However,  it is important that food waste is wrapped or placed in a bag when putting it into the outdoor bin; this helps to prevent food waste from sticking to the bin and keeps the bin cleaner.

Bins that contain food waste that has not been wrapped or placed in a bag may not be emptied by the collection crews.

You may use any of the following to put your food waste in or to line your bin:


FOOD WASTE

The food waste caddy service has been re-started with effect from Monday 19th. July 2021.

Each household has been provided with a 'Food Waste' bin - to be emptied each week, and a 'Kitchen Caddy'. It is intended that these be used as shown below -

The 7-litre kitchen caddy.

Use this to collect all your kitchen food waste, cooked or uncooked, including peelings, left overs, meat and dairy products and even bones.  The caddy can by lined if you wish. 

The 23-litre outside food waste bin will be emptied each week.

Empty your kitchen caddy into this, or use it to put your food waste directly into.

It is important that food waste is wrapped or placed in a bag when putting it into the outdoor bin; this helps to prevent food waste from sticking to the bin and keeps the bin cleaner.

There is no longer a need to use compostable bags.


GREEN RECYCLING BIN

Here’s a summary of the main items which may be put into your recycling bin:

LEAVE LOOSE - DO NOT PUT INTO BAGS

And here are some items which may not be put in your recycling bin:

For further information about the Borough Council waste and re-cycling arrangements go to the website here 

BLACK GENERAL WASTE BIN

Use for general waste; the material collected is sent to Holland to be processed and incinerated.

Food waste should go into the food caddy.

Garden waste in the brown bin.

Recyclable material should be placed in the green bin.

NOTE that


BROWN GARDEN WASTE BIN

The Garden Waste service is chargeable - about £50 per year. There are 25 fortnightly collections - one is omitted at Christmas each year. Contact the Borough Council directly to join the service.

Use for:- Hedge Clippings - twigs & small bracken - cut flowers - leaves - shrub prunings - grass cuttings - vegetable waste from the garden - garden windfalls - shredded paper

The bin should be put out between 7pm on the evening before and 7am on the morning of the collection.

If your collection is missed report it online before midday on the next working day. Use the same address to order an additional bin if required.

Garden waste may also be disposed of at the Willows re-cycling centre at Saddlebow.

SEE THE CALENDAR FOR 2021 HERE

DIY WASTE

With effect from 1st. April 2018 new charges will be made at Saddlebow Recycling Centre for the disposal of DIY waste. See here

and select item 11 in the Contents list on the left of the page.

Saddlebow recycling centre is open

See the County Council website for full details

Reuse shops

The following reuse shops are now open:


 RE-CYCLING - SADDLEBOW CENTRE

The re-cycling centre at Saddlebow is open every day, except Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Year's Day, between 9am and 4pm October to March, and 9am and 6pm April to September.

See here for what you may, or may not, take to the recycling centre at Saddlebow.

The complete A - Z list is here

Large, bulky items may be disposed of by making special arrangements with the Borough Council - though there are some restrictions - see the website or telephone 01553 776676

For just £30.30 we will collect and dispose of, up to three unwanted, large items from your home. There is no limit to the number of items you can dispose of, with each additional item being charged at £10.25 each.

For further information about the Borough Council waste and re-cycling arrangements go to the website here

Contacts:-

Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

Telephone: 01553 616 200

Email:      waste.management@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Web:       Borough Council website

      Re-cycle for Norfolk -

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SADDLEBOW / WILLOWS INCINERATOR

The prolonged saga of the Willows Incinerator....   see here

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Ideas for reducing waste

look here

If your collection is missed report it online before midday on the next working day using the online form or

telephone 01553 776676

The 2021 calendar for East Winch/West Bilney is as shown here