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Country round

If you live in one of the more rural areas in Oldham, you may be on our 'country round'. We use a smaller bin wagon to collect your waste so that we can access your property.

Please note from 1 June – good news, recycling rounds are restarting.

Please use the postcode checker to see which bin you should place out for collection week beginning 1 June.

However, there is one difference for the time being. 

We are now also going to collect your green bin (garden and food waste) or your food caddy every 3 weeks, on the same day as your brown bin.

By doing this we will be able to ensure that garden and food waste will be collected regularly over the summer.

This means that: 

  • if it is your normal grey bin collection week, put out your grey bin 
  • if it is your normal blue bin collection week, put out your blue bin
  • if it is your normal brown bin collection week, put out your brown bin, green bin or food caddy

Food waste 

Food waste can either be put in your grey bin or green bin or food caddy. 

Try to use the one that will be collected next, if possible.

If you are unsure, pleae contact us on waste@oldham.gov.uk
or call: 0161 770 6644.