How to manage your excess rubbish

Slough Borough Council do not collect excess rubbish.

Collection crews are not equipped to collect loose waste or heavy bins.

What is excess rubbish

Excess rubbish, is any additional waste put out for collection next to or on top of your wheeled bin. This includes overflowing or extra bagged, boxed, or garden waste that does not fit in your bin, sometimes larger items such as a fridge or commercial waste.

Dispose of rubbish responsibly

It is your responsibility to throw away your rubbish in accordance with the law.

Rubbish left outside of your bin may be treated as fly-tipping or littering, both are a criminal offence and could result in you being fined.

Keep your bin lid closed for collection

In order to collect your rubbish bin, the lid should be completely closed. If it is not fully closed, your bin will not be collected. If you have additional rubbish or recycling that will not fit inside your bins, you should take it to the Household Waste Recycling Centre or arrange a bulky waste collection.

3 reasons to reduce your rubbish

  1. Excess rubbish is unsightly, can cause obstructions and you may be fined if it is left out.
  2. Excess rubbish attracts vermin like rats and foxes.
  3. Recycling activities are good for the environment and can help to cut the councils‘ costs.

Top Tips to avoid excess rubbish

  • If your grey bin is overfull; store items safely that won't rot or smell until your next bin collection.
  • Squash/crush any non-recyclable items to save space in your grey bin.
  • Check your rubbish has been sorted correctly. Should some of it be in the red recycling or green garden waste bin instead?
  • Flatten cardboard to save space in your red recycling bin.
  • Minimise waste by buying goods with less packaging.
  • Re-use items if you can. Glass jars, bottles and biscuit tins can be used for storage.
  • Try composting - the Recycle now website has advice on home composting.
  • Use a Household Waste Recycling Centre.