BROWN bin collections will resume for Hartlepool residents from Tuesday, April 6.

Initially, households will receive one brown bin collection every four weeks, although it is hoped to increase the frequency of collections to fortnightly in due course.

Kieran Bostock, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Assistant Director - Place Management, said: “The decision to initially resume with one collection every four weeks is in line with current health and safety guidance in respect of the safety of our teams, and it also reflects the pressure on existing resources due to Covid-19.

“However, if cases continue to fall then, hopefully, we will soon be in a position to be able to review the situation and move back to fortnightly collections.”

Brown bins will continue to be emptied on the same day as green bins. As these collections are carried out by different crews, they may take place at different times during the day. As usual, residents are asked to please ensure that bins are presented by 7.30am on the day of the collection as the crews are unable to return for missed collections.  

Residents can find out the collection dates for their particular property online at or by calling Customer Services on (01429) 523333, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm or Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Residents are reminded that only loose, compostable garden waste will be accepted in the brown bin, such as grass cuttings, weeds and dead plants, twigs and small branches, hedge clippings, cut flowers and house plants, shrub prunings, leaves and the contents of hanging baskets.

Householders are asked to ensure that all waste is contained within the relevant bin. As the crews are unable to take side waste, excess garden waste of up to 10 bags can be disposed of at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road by booking an appointment in advance at