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Portsmouth's residents have their rubbish collected every week. You can put your rubbish in black sacks or small dustbins (not wheelie bins), but you’ll have to provide these yourself. You need to put out your rubbish by 7.00am on your collection day. If you’re not an early riser you can put it out the night before (but no earlier than 7.00pm). You should put your rubbish at the boundary where your property meets the pavement.
If you live in a flat or another type of communal residence you will be served by a communal rubbish collection. You need to put your rubbish in the big wheeled bins that you’ll find in your bin storage area. You can put your rubbish down a chute if you have one. Communal rubbish bins are emptied at least once a week. Please remember that you cannot dispose of large and bulky items or any garden waste through your normal rubbish collection.
To help keep your streets clean, remember:
The rubbish collection crews cannot take the following:
You’ll have to dispose of these items yourself at the Portsmouth Recycling Centre in Port Solent, or alternatively you could arrange a Bulky Rubbish Collection (but not for hazardous wastes) via Portsmouth City Council.
All households in Portsmouth can recycle from home. All you have to do is a bit of sorting. If everyone in the city puts in a little effort it can make a big impact on the waste problem in Portsmouth. Please note that Portsmouth residents have their recycling collected on a fortnightly basis.
You can recycle the following items from your house or flat:
It is important that you only recycle particular things through your recycling collection. Just because an item displays the recycling triangle doesn’t mean it can be recycled at present.
Portsmouth City Council