A Bristol Waste recycling collector emptying a green recycling box into the collection truck

Your guide to bins and recycling in Bristol

Find out when your waste and recycling is collected, how to recycle, what needs to go in your wheelie bin and when the recycling centres are open.

Information for households
A Bristol Waste recycling collector picking up green recycling boxes from the kerbside

How to sort your recycling for kerbside collection

Read our handy guide for more information about what goes where with your recycling. You can even download it and stick it to your fridge so you’ll never be confused again.

Guide to kerbside recycling
Large Bristol Waste recycling bins in front of a brick wall.

How to sort your recycling if you use communal bins

If you live in a flat you probably have shared bins, either on the street or in a bin store inside or near your building. Find out how to use your communal bins in Bristol.

Guide to using shared bins

Get it sorted!

Find out what you can recycle in Bristol and what goes where with our short video.

Got a question?

Ask our community engagement team

Our community engagement team are a fountain of waste and recycling knowledge and they love answering questions from the residents of Bristol. They can help with your queries, offer advice and help with waste issues within your community.