Bin collections to start an hour earlier due to warm weather warning

From Monday 18 July, bin collections in Stockport will start at 6am rather than 7am. Residents asked to leave their bins out the night before

Stockport Council has announced that bin collections across the borough will start at 6am next week to help staff cope with the forecasted heatwave.

Temperatures in Stockport are expected to hit 36 degrees Celsius on Monday 18 July and Tuesday 19 July 2022 and the Met Office has declared a Warm Weather Warning for the UK.

As a result of the high temperatures forecasted, household waste, recycling and garden waste collections will start at the earlier time of 6am from Monday 18 July – and last all week - to protect our collection crews' health.

Marple and Romiley residents have their bins collected on a Monday, while Heatons and Reddish residents have theirs picked up on a Tuesday, in addition to a few other areas across Stockport.

Cllr Mark Roberts, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment at Stockport Council, said: “Stockport will experience two days of extremely high temperatures at the start of next week, and we want to ensure our crews stay safe during their working day so we will be starting the collections an hour earlier than usual.

“The majority of bins are out the night before, but we want to make residents aware that with the collections starting earlier due to the hot weather, their bins really do need to be placed outside their property the night before to ensure they are collected.”

If you’re not sure what day your bins are collected, visit our Bin Day finder.

Any disruption to the planned collections will be published online.