WITH tomorrow being the early May bank holiday, some people in Herefordshire could be wondering if their bins will be collected as normal.

At Christmas, bin lorries do not head out on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day.

But for other bank holidays, the same is not true.

Rubbish and recycling collections are fortnightly in Herefordshire, with recycling (green bins or clear sacks) and general waste (black bins or black sacks) collected on alternate weeks.


You can find your collection day by using Herefordshire Council's bin collection day checker.

If your property is unsuitable for a wheelie bin, then you can use black sacks, the council says on its website.

You can present up to four black sacks, but you must buy your own, on your general rubbish collection day.

The council will provide you with clear recycling sacks, these will be delivered between August and September each year.


As for the early May bank holiday, collections will take place as normal.

"We collect recycling and general rubbish as normal on bank holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day," the council's website says.

Here are the council's tips to make sure your bins and sacks are collected:

  • Put bins or sacks at the boundary of your property nearest to the public highway
  • Place your bin or sacks out by 6.30am on the day of collection
  • Make sure your bin lid is closed
  • Do not place any waste next to your bin as this will not be collected
  • Ensure your recycling only contains clean and accepted recyclable items