Bin collections

Household waste is collected weekly, alternating between general waste one week and recycling the next. Garden waste is collected once every three weeks during the gardening season.

Find out your waste collection day

Search by postcode to find out when your bins are emptied.
Report a missed bin collection

Changes to your bin collections over Christmas and New Year

Usual collection day                      We will collect your bins on

Monday 24 December 2018 Saturday 22 December 2018
Tuesday 25 December 2018 Monday 24 December 2018
Wednesday 26 December 2018 Thursday 27 December 2018
Thursday 27 December 2018 Friday 28 December 2018
Friday 28 December 2018 Saturday 29 December 2018
Monday 31 December 2018 No change
Tuesday 1 January 2019 Wednesday 2 January 2019
Wednesday 2 January 2019 Thursday 3 January 2019
Thursday 3 January 2019 Friday 4 January 2019
Friday 4 January 2019 Saturday 5 January 2019

You can drop off your real Christmas trees for recycling between Saturday 29 December 2018 and Sunday, 13 January 2019 at: Halewood Park, Stadt Moers Park, Whiston, Millbrook Park Millennium Green, Kirkby, Court Hey Park, Huyton, Holy Family Social Club, Cronton.

Garden waste collection 

There will be no blue bin collections after Friday 30 November 2018. Please check the date of your final collection by viewing your online waste collection calendar. The garden waste collection service will resume from Monday 4 March 2019.

Putting your bins out

Please leave your bin out with the lid fully closed before 7am on your collection day and it will be emptied between 7am and 3pm.

You can leave extra recycling next to your grey bin if it is put in a cardboard box or clear plastic bag (not a bin bag or carrier bag).  Excess waste left next to your maroon or blue bins will not be collected. Please see Waste collection and recycling policies for more information.

You can take any extra waste to Household Waste Recycling Centres at Wilson Road in Huyton and Depot Road in Kirkby.

What to put in each bin

Recycling bin (grey) General waste (maroon) Garden waste (blue)
  • Food/cereal boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Phone books
  • Food tins and drink cans (place lids inside cans)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic – bottle shaped plastics only
  • Envelopes
  • Papers, newspapers and magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Food waste
  • General waste and items that cannot be recycled.

Building materials or rubble are not accepted
  • Lawn cuttings
  • Shredded paper
  • Finished flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding (clean or soiled)

Request a new bin or bin repair

You can request a new bin or a repair if yours is damaged or has been lost or stolen. There is no charge for a replacement grey or blue bin. The charges for maroon bins are as follows:

  • 240 litre wheeled maroon bin - £25

  • 360* litre wheeled maroon bin - £45

*Please note this option is only available if the bin being replaced is/was a 360 litre wheeled bin and there are six people or more in your household (see large families below).

Further information regarding the charges is provided in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Large families

If there are six or more people in your household, you can apply for a large maroon bin or a second maroon bin.  Residents are encouraged to request an additional recycling bin. Further information on the items of waste that can be recycled is provided in the table above.

Request a bin online or call 0151 443 2400

Help with putting your bin out

If you are elderly or have a disability and you do not have anyone else at home to help put your bin out, we may be able to help you.

Call 0151 443 2400 or request help online.

Disposing of other items

  • For large or bulky items please visit our large item collection page

  • Batteries and bulbs can be recycled at any council One Stop Shop

  • To remove hazardous waste such as asbestos, fuels and oils, industrial chemicals, weed killer and creosote, call the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority on 0151 255 1444

  • Please call 0151 443 2400 if you find hazardous waste on public land in Knowsley

  • Clinical waste collections for private and nursing homes, residential households, doctors and clinics can be arranged by contacting your doctor’s surgery or local health centre

Tips for reducing waste

You can reduce the amount of waste produced by your household by:

View our helpful ‘Recycle for Knowsley,‘Week in, Week out’ video for more recycling tips or download our recycling guide.

Recycle Right

RECYCLE RIGHT is for all residents who live in the Knowsley area. It provides the definitive advice on what can and cannot be recycled if you live in Merseyside and Halton.