How To Know When Your Wheelie Bin Will Be Collected
The wheelie bin service is a great one, but for a myriad of reasons, you may not know when your service is going to be coming. You could be new to a region, the service could have changed routes, or you could have changed services. Whatever the reasons, it's important to know when your route operates and how often.
Check with the Council
The easiest way of finding out when your service comes is to check the local council website. There will be information on the site on how to find out about your route. You may have to enter your postcode for them to provide you with the information you need. Some services even have maps that show their routes and what day they complete each route. This is very helpful for anyone who may be moving soon and needs to know their new pickup plan.
Pick Up the Phone
If your business requires a service company to do pickups, you can call your service company and inquire about pickup times and your specific route. This is also something you can do with the council. They should happily oblige to tell you anything you need to know. If you aren't computer savvy, this is a great option for you. Also, if you have other questions or want your questions on recycling answered, you should call. A website may provide you with a lot of information, but it may not have everything you're looking for. Chances are that you'll be satisfied more if you speak to a person who knows about the service in-depth. Make sure to be prepared with your questions.
Multiple Collection Services
For anyone who has multiple collecting services, it may be more difficult to find out about collecting dates. Rubbish collections usually happen once a week, but recycling tends to happen less often. This is usually once every two weeks. Luckily, most services pick up the bins on the same day of the week which makes it a lot easier for you. However, if you have a service with multiple collectors, the bins may come on different days.
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In some cases, services may be delayed because of extreme weather conditions or holidays. Since the council serve so many customers, it could very well be impossible to alert each and every one. However, if you have registered with the council they may have you on an email mailing list that alerts you of anything that might disrupt your route. Keep an eye out for emails from them. This is especially important if you sense that your service may be delayed and it could make a big difference to you. If you can’t see why there has been a disruption, you should use the above methods to find when you will receive your service.
Some of the most popular council collection day information we have compiled below.
Bristol - https://www.bristol.gov.uk/forms/collection-day-finder#step1
Birmingham - http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/wheeliebins
To find your specific area often the easiest way to do this is via a search in Google. Simply put in your town followed by "bin collection day". So if your town was Cheltenham you would put in Google.co.uk "Cheltenham bin collection day" This should 9 times out of 10 give you a very accurate response.