Rubbish and recycling

Cov clean streets

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Brown-lidded bin collections

Coventry City Council, like many other authorities, is experiencing ongoing difficulties maintaining its waste collections, because of reduced numbers of bin crews. We are still experiencing some challenges which may affect your garden waste collection. If we do not get to you on your scheduled collection day please leave your bin out and we will attempt to return as soon as we can.

This is a temporary measure, affecting brown-lidded bins only. Blue-lidded bin and green-lidded bin collections remain unaffected.

There remains plenty of availability at the London Road tip should residents urgently need to dispose of excess garden waste.

Recycling and Reuse Centre (the tip)

The tip is open as per the Government guidance on what you can and cannot do.  Please ensure you follow the rules of the site. Access to the site is by booking only. Visitors arriving without a pre-booking will not be permitted access. Find out more and book your visit.

Find your bin collection day

View your collection calendar, download your December 2020 - November 2021 printable calendar to print or sign up for a bin collection reminder email, by searching for your street.

Type a partial or whole road name. E.g. Earl or Earl Street.

Bin tags

If you have a tag on your bin it will explain why we couldn't empty your bin.

Missed bin collections

How to report a missed bin collection.

Disposal of large or bulky items

Find out how we're working with Emmaus to collect bulky household waste, for a small charge.

Reuse and recycle

Coventry's waste statistics and how you can help.

Blue-lidded (recycling) bin

Your blue recycling bin is collected fortnightly.

Green-lidded (rubbish) bin

For all rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted.

Brown-lidded (garden waste) bin

Your garden waste bin is collected fortnightly.

A-Z of waste and recycling

Find out whether to reuse, dispose or recycle your waste.

Food caddy

How to use your food caddy.

Fly tipping

How to report flytipping in Coventry.

Litter bins

Information about the litter bins in Coventry.


About composting and how to become a Master Composter.

Commercial waste

Waste collection, disposal and recycling for businesses.

Controlled or hazardous waste

How to dispose of asbestos, plasterboard and clinical waste.

Property clearance service

For domestic properties or commercial units.

Waste and recycling app

Read about and download the 'Your rubbish' app.

Data protection

Read the privacy notice for waste services.

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