Bin collections across Rotherham are changing

4th October 2018

Over the coming weeks and months we will be making some changes to the waste and recycling services across Rotherham.

Rotherham Council wants to ensure it delivers the most cost-effective waste services as well as increase levels of recycling. We are therefore keen to liaise with organisations such as yourselves, as well as ask for your support to ensure residents are fully informed about the changes.

Every household in Rotherham, excluding high density flats, has received a letter explaining the new service, as well as a collection calendar. From October 29th, we will stop collecting blue bags and residents should start to use their green bin for paper and cardboard recycling.

Residents living in flats will also have a new way of recycling their general waste and recycling.  Further details on these changes will be communicated to these residents in the future.

We will shortly be placing a label on residents green bins to let them know when there will only be one more collection of garden waste from that bin. After the final collection, we will leave a sticker on green bins to remind residents they should only use it for paper and cardboard, from then on.

If residents don’t have a green wheeled bin, one can be ordered by visiting (charges may apply for new build properties).

If residents wish to have a garden waste collection after October 29th they will need to subscribe to the new service.

The new service costs £39 which includes collections through autumn and winter. If residents sign up before October 15th, they will receive 15 months’ collections for the price of 12, running through until 31st January 2020.

Residents that subscribe to the service will have a brown bin delivered to their property and will be sent further information about their collection day, which may be different from the day when your other bins are collected, in the post.

The price covers the emptying of the brown bin every fortnight from April to October and a monthly collection from November to March.

There will be further changes in the New Year, including the introduction of plastic recycling from homes.

We will contact residents about this closer to the time with further details.

The council is making these changes to increase the amount of waste that is recycled, whilst also bringing down the cost of running the service at a time when the council’s budget is being reduced.

Residents with queries about the new services should initially be directed to where they will find answers to many questions. Residents can also sign up to the new garden waste service here. We would appreciate your help in signposting the website to any residents you have contact with.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at  If you would like us to visit you and/or speak to residents directly to explain the changes we would very much welcome the opportunity to do this and can be contacted by emailing

Alternatively, the Council will be providing some drop-in sessions so residents can find out more about the changes and these are currently being held as follows:

  • Monday 8th October, 9am – 12pm – Maltby CDT (Wesley Centre), Blyth Road, Maltby
  • Monday 8th October, 2pm – 5pm – Montgomery Hall, Church Street, Wath
  • Tuesday 9th October, 1pm – 4pm – Swinton CSC, Station Street, Swinton
  • Wednesday 10th October, 10am – 3pm and 5pm – 8pm – Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham
  • Thursday 11th October, 10:30am, – 1pm – Kiveton Park & Wales Village Hall, Walesmoor Avenue, Kiveton Park
  • Thursday 11th October, 2:30 – 5pm– Dinnington Customer Service Centre / Dinnington Resource Centre, Laughton Road, Dinnington