Local government – guidance

Guidance on weekly rubbish collections

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Guidance for local authorities on how to deliver a weekly bin collection service.



This is the first ever guidance issued by the government on how councils can and should deliver weekly rubbish collections. This document shows how councils can deliver a comprehensive and frequent rubbish and recycling collection service, and deliver practical savings from common sense steps that do not harm the quality of the service that local taxpayers receive.