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Waste and Recycling Information

We provide an alternate weekly collection of refuse and recycling to all properties in the Borough, one week your blue bin will be emptied and the following week your green bin will be emptied.

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Blue Bin

Items that go into your blue recycling bin

For more items that can go into your blue bin, please see the leaflet 'items that can go into your blue bin' in the 'related documents' section at the bottom of the page.

Please do not put the following into your blue bin:

Blue recycling bins may be rejected for collection if:

If your blue bin does get rejected, the refuse crew will leave a sticker on your bin to inform you why your bin has not been emptied. You should remove any contaminated waste that you have put into your bin for your bin to be emptied on the next collection day. Once you have done this, you can leave any extra recycling bags next to your blue bin on your next collection day - these can be collected FREE at the Municipal Buildings on West Street, Boston

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Items that go into your green refuse bin

For more items that can go into your green bin, please see the leaflet 'items that can go into your green bin' in the 'related documents' section at the bottom of the page.

Please do not put the following into your green bin:

Green refuse bins may be rejected for collection if:

If your green bin does get rejected, the refuse crew will leave a sticker on your bin to inform you why your bin has not been emptied. Like your blue bin, you should remove any contaminated waste that you have put into your bin for it to be emptied on your next collection day. Once you have done this, you can leave any extra black sacks next to your green bin on your next collection day - these can be collected FREE from the Municipal Buildings on West Street, Boston.

Building materials, that is to say tiles, cement, brick rubble, plasterboard, etc from your home is NOT household materials and must NOT be put into the green bin. Your bin will not be emptied if these items are in there.

DID YOU KNOW FACTS..........

If your bin has not been emptied

If your bin has not been emptied please get in contact with us so we can arrange a re-collection as soon as it is operationally possible.

We only offer a recollection if there is no reason logged on our system as to why your bin has been missed.

You can contact us via email at waste@boston.gov.uk or call the Customer Service Team on 01205 314200.

Assisted collections

We provide an assisted collection to residents who are disabled or infirm in some way, which would make it difficult for the occupier to pull their bin in and out for collection. If you require this service please call us on 01205 314200 where we can fill an application form out or arrange a visit.

Extra bin collections

We can provide an extra small bin to properties where there are six or more occupants living, an application form must be submitted. If a property has less than six occupants and are still struggling to manage their waste with one green bin then you can call us up to arrange a visit from an officer who will carry out a waste audit. If after the waste audit it shows that materials are being put into the correct container and being recycled, the officer will put your application through for a second bin to be delivered. If you feel you qualify for this service please call us, or see form below.

Related documents

Size Name
[1Mb] Waste and Recycling Guide Waste and Recycling Guide
[267kb] Frequently asked questions for waste collection services Frequently asked questions for waste collection services

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.