Refuse & Recycling Sacks
South Holland District Council collects your refuse in black sacks and your recycling in green sacks on a weekly basis from the curtilage of your property.
Posted on 3 April 2020
Due to staff sickness levels as a result of COVID-19 we are no longer able to provide additional sacks to properties.
Our priority is to maintain our routine twice yearly delivery of sacks to all properties across the district during these difficult times.
If you require more black refuse sacks they can be purchased at most supermarkets and hardware stores. May we remind you that if it is necessary for you to go to a shop you should do so in accordance with Government advice in that any visit should be for essential supplies only, should be done as infrequently as possible and social distancing should be maintained at all times.
If you are in the paper and card trial area and run out of purple sacks, please revert to putting your paper and card into a green recycling sack and presenting it for collection on your scheduled green sack collection day.
Should you run out of green sacks you can place your recycling for collection in any other clear coloured sack (except black), suitably sized recyclable container (which will not be returned), cardboard box or carrier bag.
What to do to get this service
All households in South Holland are entitled to 52 black sacks (delivered in batches of 26 on a twice yearly basis).
If you require more than 52 black refuse sacks within a year they can be purchased at most supermarkets and hardware stores.
All households in South Holland are also entitled to 80 green recycling sacks (delivered with the black sacks in batches of 40 on a twice yearly basis).
Should residents run out of green sacks they can place their recycling for collection in any other clear coloured sack (except black), suitably sized recyclable container (which will not be returned), cardboard box or carrier bag.
If you have just moved into a property in South Holland and require a black refuse sack or a green recycling sack delivery Additional bags request form