Weymouth and Portland household rubbish collections
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council operate a fortnightly collection of residual waste for all households that are able to accommodate the green 180 litre wheelie bin that is supplied.
Your next collection date
Use the online refuse/recycling date checker to see when your next collection date is.
The green wheelie bin is for the collection of remaining household waste after householders have:
Composted food waste and corrugated cardboard using the brown bin scheme
Recycled as much as possible through the green bag and box kerbside recycling scheme or at a local recycling centre
The green wheelie bin is sufficient to hold two weeks' worth of rubbish provided you have recycled and composted as much as possible.
Items that cannot be collected in the green bin include:
Bulky or heavy items i.e. furniture, engine parts, etc. These can damage the bin and vehicle. Bulky waste can be taken to your local household recycling centre, or collected by the council for a charge
Paints/chemicals/rubble, please take these to your local household recycling centre
Garden Waste. Please compost at home, use your local household recycling centre, or special garden waste sacks purchased from the council
Green wheelie bins need to be placed out by 6am at the edge of your property on the day of collection, and bin lids must be firmly closed.
If your refuse was put out on time but not collected, please complete the missed bin report form .
Too much waste?
If you are producing too much waste to fit into one green wheelie bin, even after you have recycled and composted as much as you can, there are three options available to you:
- Purchase special council rubbish sacks from the council offices in Weymouth or Portland. Only these sacks will be collected in addition to your wheeled bin
- Take your own waste to your local household recycling centre
- Purchase an additional wheeled bin from the council
Large families and medical problems
If you have more than five permanent residents in your household and are unable to fit two weeks of residual rubbish in your green bin after you have recycled and composted all that you can, please contact us to apply for a second green wheelie bin free of charge.
The same policy is in place for those who have extra waste as a result of a medical condition - i.e. a condition that results in the use of incontinence pads.
How do I keep my bin clean?
All waste that you put in your green wheelie bin needs to be contained in a black sack or plastic carrier bag, which will help to keep your bin clean.
There should be no food waste in your green wheelie bin, as a weekly collection of food waste and cardboard is supplied through the brown bin scheme.
For more information on both wheelie bin schemes, see the Brown and Green Wheelie Bin Guide (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window)
What do I do if my bin gets lost, stolen or damaged?
The bins and caddies remain the property of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council at all times and the responsibility for bin/caddy will rest with the householder. If the bin is damaged by the negligent action of the councils collectors, the council will replace the bin at no cost.
However if the bin is lost or damaged through the negligence of the householder e.g. by failing to return the bin to its normal storage place within a reasonable time of collection, the bin will be replaced at the cost of the householder.
A normal refuse collection service will take place on all public holidays with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Information about rescheduled collection days will be published on a separate webpage, in your local newspaper and in the council publication, Insight, near the end of the year. The online date checker at the top of this page will show the rescheduled Christmas collection dates nearer the end of the year.
If you are no longer able able to wheel your bin out for collection, please contact us to arrange an assisted collection, whereby a more suitable collection point for your bin can be agreed (for example, just outside your front door).
What do I do if I have a complaint relating to my bin?
You can now register a bin complaint (opens in a new window) online.
How do I contact you?
Contact us online about rubbish and/or recycling.
Gull Proof Bag Scheme Extension
Following a successful trial in the Park District in 2011, it was agreed to extend the gull proof bag scheme to a further 2000 properties in Weymouth town centre and Underhill, Portland in April 2013.