Household waste and recycling
Looking for information about waste and recycling in Bristol? You've come to the right place.
Bristol bins and recycling
In Bristol, most houses have kerbside waste and recycling collections. In this system, residents sort recyclable and non-recyclable materials into 5 containers that are collected from the kerb outside their home. Some households also subscribe to garden waste collections. Sorting recycling at home means we gather high quality recycling and collections are faster and more efficient.
Flats are more likely to have larger shared bins, called a mini recycling centre. On this page you’ll find links to more information about both systems.
Non-recyclable waste is collected fortnightly and recycling is collected weekly. Download your collection calendar to find out which day you should put out your bins, boxes and blue bag for cardboard.
Find out what goes where and how to recycle in Bristol if you have recycling boxes and a wheelie bin. Find out what goes in each box, bin and bag and what happens to your recycling once it has been collected.
Mini recycling centres (shared bins)
Do you live in a flat with a bin store, either on the street or in your building? Find out what goes in each bin in your Mini Recycling Centre (MRC) and what to do with electronics, textiles and batteries.
Bristol Waste's community engagement team
Our community engagement team run projects, deliver talks, and work with schools and community groups across the city to help Bristol waste nothing.