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Stockton Council serves the towns of Stockton, Norton, Billingham, Thornaby, Ingleby Barwick and Yarm


Waste collections from your home

Domestic waste collection arrangements

We operate a weekly collection service of non-recyclable household waste.  

We collect waste from domestic properties across the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees on a designated day (from Tuesday through to Friday) each week. There are no changes to refuse collection arrangements following Bank Holiday Mondays.   

Please ensure that you have your wheeled bins out before 7am on the morning of collection, and remove them as soon as you can once they have been emptied. 



Your 2015 Guide to Waste and Recycling Services was issued with your winter Stockton News.  You can download the leaflets here:

Red week green waste collections start week commening 6 April 2015 and are due to end week commencing 21 September 2015.

Blue week green waste collections start week commening 13 April 2015 and are due to end week commening 28 September 2015.


Report issues with your household waste collection

You can report a missed bin collection or issues with your household collection online or by telephone. We will ask you for your details and the location of your request.  


Recycling Collections

We have made some changes to your Blue Box and White Bag
. For example you should use your white bag to recycle
aluminium/steel tins and cans, foil and aerosols.


Residents who require additional blue and white bags and boxes should contact Customer Services 01642 391959.


Blue Box Collections

Use your blue box to recycle:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Batteries (contained in a clear bag)

Your cans now go in the white bag.


White Bag Collections


  • All plastic bottles
  • Clean yoghurt pots, margarine and butter tubs
  • Liquid food and drink cartons (such as those made by Tetra-Pak)
  • Plant pots


  • Cereal boxes
  • Toilet/kitchen roll tubes and any brown cardboard
  • General cardboard packaging
  • Corrugated packaging
  • Cardboard egg boxes, clean frozen food boxes
  • Greetings cards including glittery ones


  • Aluminium/steel tins and can
  • Aluminium foil
  • Aerosols (fully extinguished)



Blue Bag Collections

Use your blue bag to recycle:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Telephone Directories
  • Catalogues
  • Envelopes


Green, wheeled bin scheme and replacement wheeled bins 

Most domestic properties are supplied with a green, wheeled bin for the storage of waste.

Newly-built properties will be supplied with a green, wheeled bin free-of-charge. We aim to deliver bins within 2 – 4 weeks of a request being made (subject to availability). 

  • A replacement wheeled bin will cost £25 each including VAT and delivery.
  • Contact the Care for your Area team on 01642 391959 or email: to request a wheeled bin.


Request a larger green, wheeled bin

We will only empty one green, wheeled bin per household and will no longer take any side waste.
We realise that larger families produce more waste, so we offer these households the use of a larger green, wheeled bin.

If you think you need a larger bin please contact us and we will arrange for a needs assessment application form to be sent to you.


Black bag scheme for domestic waste

In some areas a 'black bag' scheme is in operation.  Properties are supplied with 52 black bags once a year in January.  Additional bags are available for purchase at 12p each.


Help putting your waste and recycling out for collection

We offer an assisted collection service for those customers who are unable to move their green, wheeled bin to the collection point and where there are no other able bodied persons available to assist.

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