Report a missed bin collection
Revised recycling and refuse collection dates over Christmas
There are some changes to the bin collection schedule over the festive period between 23 December and 6 January. Please check for any changes to your normal recycling and refuse collection days before reporting a missed bin.
Before you report a missed bin
Is it your correct bin collection day?
You can find out your collection day using your postcode. Remember garden waste is collected fortnightly.
Was your bin placed on the property boundary by 6 am?
Bins need to be placed at the boundary of your property from 6 am, where your property meets the public footpath for collection.
Have there been severe weather conditions?
In severe weather there may be some delays to your collections. We try to complete all collections wherever possible. We will provide updates on this website and on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Is your bin too heavy or overfilled?
We cannot empty your bin if it is too heavy or overfilled. The lid of your bin must always be closed. Heavy bins may cause injury to our crew or damage to the vehicle. Remove any heavy items from your bin for us to empty it on your next scheduled collection day.
Are there items stuck inside your bin?
Our crews are not allowed to remove any items stuck in your bin. Loosen or remove any stuck or frozen items in your bin so we can empty it on your next collection day.
Does your bin contain incorrect items?
Our crews will leave a bin hanger on your bin to tell you the reason your bin was not collected. We have a guide for what to put in your bins. Remove any incorrect items from your bin before the next collection day. If you can’t wait for your next collection day, you can take uncollected waste to the Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre or you can pay for a special collection.
Can we access your bins?
Your bins must be accessible for our crews to collect them. Do not block access to your bins with extra waste (for example, bags), vehicles or other obstructions.
Is your bin damaged?
We ask you to look after your bins. Don't fill bins with soil, concrete, hardcore or heavy waste and ensure lids are closed. After collection, store your bins away from public footpaths. We will maintain and replace bins that have been damaged through wear and tear.
Is your bin a Barnet bin?
We do not collect bins that are not marked with the Barnet logo.
If we confirm your missed bin report we will then aim to collect it within 2 working days. Leave your bin out on the boundary of your property, crews may return to collect from 6am the following working day.