Refuse and recycling collections will take place as usual this Bank Holiday weekend, Birmingham City Council has confirmed.

If your collection is scheduled for Good Friday or Easter Monday please leave your bins out as normal, the council has told residents.

Issuing further advice, the council urged residents: "Please present your household waste and recycling before 5:30am on your collection day, or no earlier than 3:30pm the day before.

"Please note that where wheelie bins are present, waste will not be collected if not separated correctly.

"Household rubbish should be deposited in the bin with a grey lid and recycling should be deposited in the bin with a blue lid."

Binmen from Birmingham City Council
Binmen from Birmingham City Council

What goes in my bins?

Paper pods

What you can put in your paper pod:

  • cereal boxes and thin cards
  • junk mail and envelopes
  • telephone directories
  • yellow pages
  • newspapers
  • cardboard (flattened)

What you can’t put in your paper pod:

  • milk, juice and tetra pack cartons
  • padded envelopes
  • soiled paper or card
  • pizza boxes

Recycling bin

What you can put in your recycling bin:

  • plastic household and toiletry bottles (lids removed)
  • plastic drink bottles (lids removed)
  • brown, green and clear glass bottles and jars
  • clean foil and foil trays
  • aerosols
  • food and drink cans
  • metal and plastic lids
  • plastic pots, tubs and trays - including yogurt pots and meat trays (no black trays)

What you can’t put in your recycling bin:

  • food waste
  • paint or other non-food tins
  • drinking glasses
  • pyrex or ceramics
  • black food trays
  • carrier bags and black sacks
  • hard plastics
  • light bulbs and mirrors
  • plastic film or wrappers
  • polystyrene
  • batteries
  • corks
  • metal, such as coat hangers
 

What you can’t put in your rubbish bin:

  • garden waste
  • things that should go into your recycling bin
  • bulky waste
  • building waste, such as soil and rubble
  • electrical items and batteries
  • wood
  • metal
  • asbestos

You can take these, except asbestos to your nearest  household recycling centre .