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Bins and Recycling

Sheffield Litter Pickers at a previous event on the side of a road pictured with a number of bags of litter

Residents encouraged to take part in the Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean kicks into action this weekend and Sheffield residents are being urged to get involved by organising their own community litter picks. The two-week campaign, which starts on Saturday, 16 March, is spearheaded by Keep Britain Tidy and being supported by Sheffield City Council, in conjunction with Amey, contractors for the council’s Streets Ahead programme.

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Bin there, chuck that - new bin wraps appear across Sheffield

New colourful bin wraps can be spotted on litter bins across the city, designed by local artist, Luke Horton.

A black, blue and brown bin on snowy ground, and with snow on the lids

Festive bin collections and HWRC opening times in Sheffield

Changes to bin collection days and household waste recycling centres over the festive period.

Food waste on white plate being scraped with knife

Council to trial food waste recycling collections

Sheffield City Council and Veolia will begin the city’s first ever food waste recycling trial this summer.

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Bin collections will be earlier next Monday and Tuesday due to heatwave

Waste and recycling collections in Sheffield will be taking place earlier than usual, to avoid the hottest time of the day.

Litter on the ground, slogan ‘tek it ome’, SCC logo and artist Luke Horton logo.

Tek it ome this summer

We've teamed up with artist, Luke Horton to encourage people visiting our gorgeous parks and green spaces to take their litter home.

Sheffield Household Waste Recycling Centre

Summer hours for Household Waste Recycling Centres in Sheffield

The opening hours of Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), have been extended, with all sites now open seven days a week until the end of September.

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Council sets out plans for tackling challenging budget

Following a public consultation, Sheffield City Council has set out the city's 2022/23 budget.

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Sheffield's festive bin collections

Bins in Sheffield will be collected on the usual collection days for all residents over Christmas and New Year. Extra festive waste can be left out for collection with the relevant bin.

Bin wagon collecting wheelie bin

An update on planned strike action from Veolia waste and recycling workers

Today it was announced that the planned strike action from Veolia waste and recycling workers would be suspended. Read Councillor Terry Fox's statement.

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Winter hours for Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres

On Monday 1st November, Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will change to their winter opening hours.

Crates of waste at a household waste recycling centre

Changes to Sheffield's HWRC opening times

Opening times at our 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres will change from 1 October, but we're keeping them all open for 7 days a week throughout October.

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Sheffield joins national campaign to encourage more electrical recycling

Clear out the clutter and do your bit for the planet - get recycling your old small electrical items. Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled.

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Waste and recycling collection calendars

Look out for your new bin collection calendar arriving through letterboxes acros ...

A waste container at a Sheffield Household Waste Recycling Centre

Summer hours for Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres

The opening hours of Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), have been extended, with all sites now open seven days a week for the rest of spring and the summer. All ...

Household waste recycling centre in Sheffield

Extended opening hours at HWRCs over Easter Bank Holiday

Our 5 household waste recycling centres will be open for longer over the Easter Bank Holiday and we're giving access to a temporary additional site to help with the increased demand.

Black bins out for collection on a street in Sheffield

Give us your views on your bin collection services

We want to know what you think about bin collection services in Sheffield, including general waste and recycling. Complete our surveys.

Household Waste Recycling Centre in Sheffield

Give us your views on Household Waste Recycling Centres

Sheffield’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres, which have remained open thr ...

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Snow - disruption to bin collections

Today's collections have been suspended. Leave your bin out if it wasn't emptied. 

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Bin collections and recycling centres during lockdown

Bin collections will continue as normal during the six week lockdown period, and our 5 household waste recycling centres will remain open.

Bins being emptied in to a bin lorry

Bin collections in Sheffield over Christmas and New Year

Changes to some bin collection dates and how to recycle your excess festive waste.

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Plea to respect staff who are working to improve the city

The council is urging residents across the city to increase their awareness, patience and respect for the workforce of two of its service partners, Amey and Veolia.

Green bins out on Sheffield street

Garden waste (green bin) collections

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus on staffing levels, all green bin (garden waste) collections are suspended until further notice. 

Waste containers at recycling centre

Household Waste Recycling Centres new opening hours

Throughout October the Household Waste Recycling Centres' autumn/winter opening hours have been extended to allow more people to visit and dispose of their waste safely. 

Beighton MRF flooding

Sheffield floods - impact on recycling

Due to the recent heavy rainfall the Veolia materials recycling facility used to separate and sort the paper and card co ...

Phil the bin

Mascot makes moves to unite litter heroes

The Streets Ahead mascot, Phil the Bin, made the most of the half-term break by reminiscing about his busy start to this ...

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Sheffield School Environment and Recycling Taskforce launched

A new taskforce to look at how the education sector in Sheffield can improve its environmental impact has today been ann ...

Green waste poster

Have your say on the 2020 green bin collection service

Have your say on the 2020 green bin collection serviceIn Sheffield, we offer residents a chargeable green bin collection ...

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It’s ‘in the bag’ for Sheffield’s litter champions

It’s a familiar yet unwelcome sight across many cities - piles of litter; be it fly- tipping or one off items, dumped at ...

Electric bin lorry and workers

WATCH: Electric bin lorry is a green world-first - in Sheffield

Sheffield is trialling electric bin lorries powered by the very waste they have collected, in what is being billed as a ...

Firth Park litter pickers

New litter bins for cleaner, greener parks

Sheffield’s parks are about to get cleaner and greener as new litter bins are installed at 20 different locations across ...

Sheffield UTD promotion parade

Promotion parade clean-up acknowledged by Leader

Following Sheffield United’s triumphant Premier League promotion celebration on ...