Recycling and rubbish bins

We provide different bins for you to use to separate out waste: recycling, rubbish and non-recyclable items, and food waste.

Blue recycling bin

The blue lidded bin is for recycling and is emptied fortnightly. Items should be placed loose inside the bin. Plastic bags are not recyclable.

Black rubbish bin

The black lidded bin is for rubbish and non-recyclables. We will empty one black bin for each property fortnightly.

Food waste bin and caddy

A smaller bin is provided for food waste, collected weekly, with a caddy to keep in your kitchen.

You can find out what to put into your recycling and rubbish bins in our Icon for pdf service guide [4.67MB] or search using the online . You can download the Recycle For Surrey app to your smartphone too.  Garden waste cannot be placed in these bins but you can subscribe to our garden waste collection service.

Please remember to put your bins out at the boundary of your property by 6am on your collection day. You can find out when this is with our check your bin day service using your postcode and our Icon for pdf Runnymede 2019 collection calendar [28.26KB] tells you which weeks we will collect the recycling and rubbish bins.

We will not empty any bins that are overflowing with the bin lid open. If you have excess rubbish for the black bin, check if any of it can be recycled. If you have excess recycling you can contact us for a larger blue lidded bin.

For information on Christmas collection dates and information on what we can and cannot accept in recycling bins over the festive period please visit our page.

New bins or replacement bins

If you live in a residential property within the borough and do not currently have all three bins, or one of your bins was lost, stolen or damaged, please contact the Refuse Team.
Please be advised that recycling and refuse bins are chargeable.

My bin has not been emptied as it contains non-recyclable items

We are unable to empty any recycling bins that have non-recyclable material inside. Please check our Icon for pdf detailed list [202.73KB] of what cannot go in your recycling bins to ensure that we can empty your bins. If your bin is marked by our crews as contaminated, you will need to remove any non-recyclable objects before your next recycling collection day. Any recycling produced in the meantime can be taken to our  recycling centres  throughout the borough. Alternatively, we do take excess recycling put next your bin in a cardboard box however, we suggest that you only do this with plastic and glass as we cannot take wet paper.

Moving within and out of the borough

If you are moving out please remember that all bins must remain at the property.