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Household waste and recycling collections

We collect waste and recycling from households across the region.

Customer notice -  Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees
Take real trees to household waste recycling centres or put them out alongside your general household waste for collection until Friday 19 January - trees don't need to be in council refuse sacks but should be cut into lengths of up to 1 metre long.

Electrical and fibre optic trees
These trees need to be put in the container for small domestic appliances at your local household waste recycling centre, broken tree lights can also be placed in this container.

Non-electrical artificial trees
Artificial trees that aren't electrical can be placed in your wheeled bin or council refuse sacks for disposal.

Collection arrangements

We provide equipment to gather household waste and collect it regularly. The type of service and frequency currently depends on which area you live in:


 Collection type


Annandale and Eskdale

General household waste
(wheelie bin or council sacks)



General household waste
(wheelie bin or council sacks)



General household waste
(wheelie bin or council sacks)



Food waste
(kitchen and kerbside caddies)


Glass, metal, plastic, paper and cardboard
(recycling boxes)


We're in the process of updating our online calendars to reflect the new collection services.  In the meantime, call 030 33 33 3000 to find out which day your collections will be on.

Alternative options

You can take some items to recycling centres across the region and dispose of them free of charge.

You can also pay us to collect and dispose of large items or lots of waste from your home that won't fit in your bin such as sofas, garden waste, bikes and mattresses.

We offer a separate white goods uplift service for domestic appliances such as fridges and washing machines.

Further information

Page last updated: 03/01/18