For Residents

Rubbish Collections and Recycling

Special Coronavirus Collection 8 Apr 2020

black bin brownx bin greenc bin

COVID-19 Update:

Green garden and food recycling bins and caddies will not be collected until further notice. Please leave existing waste in the bin.
Food waste should be put in your grey general waste rubbish bin instead, until further notice.
If you compost at home, please continue to use your compost bin.
This change is to allow the council to collect grey general waste rubbish bins as normal.


Important Note: This coming week [8th April] the green bins will be emptied on a one-off basis. This collection will replace the brown bin collection.

Also, following government advice, all tips in Greater Manchester are closed until further notice.


Chorltonville rubbish is collected by Manchester City Council under its Kerb-It recycling policy. The Council web site has full details of the bin collection days, and advice on what rubbish goes where.

Bin colour Collected: Category
black bin
Fortnightly (week 1) Normal household rubbish
blue bin
Fortnightly (week 2) Paper, cardboard, liquid food and drink cartons, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, catalogues, envelopes, directories and Yellow Pages. Flatten large cardboard boxes and place next to the bin.
brown bin
Fortnightly (week 1) Plastic bottles, drink and food cans & aerosols, foil and foil trays, all glass bottles and jars. If it's bottle-shaped and made of plastic, you can recycle it. Rinse and squash to save space. No plastic bags, plastic film, yoghurt pots or food trays.
green bin
Weekly March to October, Fortnightly (week 1) other times Organic & garden waste.