Refuse and recycling collection days

Note: From Monday 6 October there will be some changes to the way refuse and recycling will be collected from houses in Darlington. To see how this affects you please visit

We will be temporarily suspending refuse and recycling email notifications from My Darlington+ whilst we make some changes in the background to reflect the new approach to collections. 

If you enter your postcode when you are on My Darlington+ (either in the box on the far left hand side of the page, or when you sign up to My Darlington+) you can find out when your recycling and refuse collection days are.

Refuse and recycling collections temporarily change for most residents during bank holidays. It will say if your collections are due to change.

Recycling Changed Date

Email alerts

If you have a My Darlington+ account, you can sign up to emails to be told when your refuse and recycling collection will change because of bank holidays, as well as a reminder of when your refuse and recycling is going to be collected.

To set this up, select click here to edit refuse/recycling collection notifications

Select Refuse and Recycling alert

You can set up an email to remind you when your refuse or recycling collection will change, and what it will change to, as well as a general alert for when it is your recycling week.

To set these up - click on one of the boxes and you will be taken to a page where you can decide how far in advance you want to be emailed and at what time (the email will be sent to the address you signed up with). Click subscribe when you are done and you will be taken back to the notification page.

Subscription Settings

To unsubscribe - click on the box and when you are taken to the next page click unsubscribe.

What to do if your recycling/refuse information isn't showing up

Firstly, check to make sure you have entered a postcode.

If this doesn't work, you may have entered a postcode for an area which doesn't have domestic refuse/recycling collections (for example, an industrial estate)

If you think the information is still wrong, contact with your details and we will look into it.