My recycling and refuse dates

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If you have a My Darlington+ account you can be alerted by email when your refuse and recycling is going to be collected, and when your days will change because of bank holidays. Signing up for an account is free and only takes five minutes!

All properties in Darlington have been given a free green plastic recycling bin and blue bag. You can recycle:

  • glass in your green box
  • paper and card in your blue bag
  • everything else in your wheeled bin (this goes to our warehouse where all the recyclable content such as plastic bottles, steel and aluminium cans and cartons are taken out and recycled)

Please put your refuse and recycling out by 7:30am on the morning of collection. Anyone putting out refuse on the wrong day could face a fine.

Refuse collections are made weekly and recycling collections are made fortnightly. To find out when your refuse and recycling is due to be picked up please enter your postcode in the box below.

Refuse and recycling collections days temporarily change for most residents during bank holidays. The full list of dates is available on our bank holiday collection dates page.

If you do not know your postcode, you can find it on the Royal Mail Postcode finder [external link]

My next recycling and refuse collection date


We are still updating the website with the new route information. If your property is missing please check this separate list.
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