Households in time banded areas will need to put their recycling and waste out in sacks for collection rather than using bins, within specific time slots. If you live in a time banded area, you will have clear sacks for recycling and purple sacks for general refuse available to you.
We are bringing in time banded collections to ensure that:
- street cleanliness improves and our town centres are cleaner and greener places to live, work and shop
- illegal tipping decreases
- there are fewer obstructions on roads or pavements.
There are a few simple things you need to do to ensure you comply with time banded collections:
If you live in a time banded area, we will deliver a supply of free sacks to your property. We will provide you with a supply of 26 purple refuse sacks to last for each three month period. It is your responsibility to ensure that these sacks last for each three month period.
By making full use of your recycling service, your supply of purple refuse sacks will last longer.
Clear recycling sacks can be requested by completing the form under the ‘Household recycling and waste’ option from the first drop down menu, then choosing the ‘Time banding request recycling sacks’ option from the second drop down menu.
The collection point for your recycling and refuse sacks should be on the street where it meets the edge of your property on your collection days.
- Put out your recycling and waste in the correct time band – please refer to the below to find the time band for your area.
- Use the correct sacks – clear for recycling, purple for refuse.
- Only put out full sacks for collection.
- Recycling and refuse sacks must be put in the same collection point but in separate piles.
- Tie all sacks securely closed.
Note: You may receive a fine or face prosecution if you put your recycling and waste out for collection outside of these times. Our Enforcement Team will be monitoring the streets to ensure that waste is put out and collected correctly.
Time banded areas
Mill Hill Town Centre
|Mill Hill Broadway||All||6:00 – 9:30 am – Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.|
|Goodwyn Avenue||The first 50 metres of Goodwyn Avenue from Mill Hill Broadway|
|Mill Way||The first 50 metres of Mill Way from Mill Hill Broadway|
|Station Road||Station Road from Mill Hill Broadway to Brockenhurst Gardens|
|Bunns Lane||Bunns Lane, from Hale Grove Gardens to Langley Park|
Burnt Oak Town Centre
|Burnt Oak Broadway||From North Road to 98 Burnt Oak Broadway (former Tesco) (one side)||6:00 – 9:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays|
|Watling Avenue||From Burnt Oak Broadway to Orange Hill Road|
|Back Lane||All of Back Lane|
|Market Lane||All of Market Lane|
|Barnfield Road||From Back Lane to Market Lane|
The collection point for your recycling and refuse sacks should be at the edge of your property, where it meets the street on Watling Avenue or Burnt Oak Broadway on your collection days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are time banded collections being introduced to my area?
Time banded collections are being introduced to town centres across Barnet to help keep these areas clean, tidy and improve the environment. We are bringing in time banded collections to ensure that street cleanliness improves and our town centres are cleaner and greener places to live, work and shop, illegal tipping decreases and there are fewer obstructions on roads or pavements.
What do I do if I live on a time banded road?
Residents living on a time banded road will be posted a letter and a leaflet with information on what they need to do before time banding in their area commences. The letter and leaflet includes details on when clear recycling and purple refuse sacks will be delivered, when bins will be removed, and the times and days sacks can be presented for collections.
How can I keep my bin?
To ensure time banded collections are implemented successfully, all household recycling and refuse bins will be removed permanently prior to time banding commencing. You will not be able to keep your bin unless you are able to store it on your property and want to use it for other means. Please note that bins put out for collection after time banding commences in your area will not be collected, the bins may be removed and you may receive a fine. You will only be able to put out clear recycling sacks and purple refuse sacks for collection.
Can I put my sacks out the night before?
No, sacks must only be put out at specific times indicated on this page. Please make sure you follow the time band guidelines for your area. If you put your sacks out for collection outside of these times, you may receive a fine.
I’m unable to put my sacks out for collection at the required time. What should I do?
Recycling and waste sacks must only be put out for collection within the specific times outlined for your area. If you are unable to do this, please consider what alternative arrangements you can make to ensure your waste is presented within these times, such as asking a neighbour to put your sacks out for you.
Where do I get more sacks from?
Households will automatically receive 26 purple refuse sacks every 3 months, and are responsible for ensuring their supply lasts for 3 months. Clear recycling sacks are available upon request and will be delivered with your next scheduled purple refuse sack delivery.
I haven’t received my scheduled delivery of sacks, what should I do?
If we have been unable to deliver you your supply of sacks, we will write to you to arrange supplying you with your sacks.
I’ve run out of sacks and can’t wait until my next scheduled delivery, what should I do?
We will provide you with a supply of 26 purple refuse sacks to cover a 3 month period. Please only place sacks out for collection once full. It is your responsibility to ensure that these sacks last for the three-month period. We will not be able to supply you with more sacks until your next scheduled delivery.