What we collect

Kier Environmental Services Ltd. provide all your domestic waste collection services on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council. We undertake around 24,000,000 individual collections each year!

This includes:

  • Domestic waste (refuse) collections
  • Garden waste collections
  • Weekly food waste collections
  • Weekly recycling collections
  • Recycling (bring sites)
  • One-off bulky waste collections


Compostable cups and cutlery

We are currently unable to recycle compostable cups and cutlery at the kerbside. Although compostable items such as cups and cutlery are on the increase, the current recycling processes cannot compost the materials sufficiently. This is often due to the actual composting process which can’t actually break the item down. This means that the item will contaminate the recycling. We appreciate that you are making great efforts to move from single-use plastic but in this case we are unable to recycle your replacement.

IMPORTANT: Please do not put your textiles in charity bags for recycling with your kerbside collection. Recycle First kerbside collectors are unable to collect anything contained in charity bags.

We ask all residents to please separate your waste into the correct containers as follows.

Green wheeled bin

Yes please

  • Leaves
  • Small branches and twigs
  • Grass cuttings
  • Plants and hedge clippings
  • Cut flowers

Brown food bin

Yes please

  • Meat and fish – raw and cooked including bones
  • Fruit and vegetables – raw and cooked
  • All dairy products such as eggs and cheese
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Uneaten food from your plates and dishes
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Plastic bags can be used to line your container

Grey box

Yes please

  • Plastic bottles (lids can be left on but please squash the bottle first)
  • Household plastic pots, tubs and trays (no black plastic)
  • Food and drinks cans and lids
  • Empty aerosols
  • Foils

Green box

Yes please

  • Paper and envelopes (including windowed)
  • Cardboard (large amounts should be flattened and folded)
  • Food and drink cartons eg tetrapaks
  • Phone directories and magazines
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Batteries (car batteries must go beside the box)
  • Cooking and engine oil (in a sealed container left upright beside the box)
  • Small electrical items (smaller than a toaster)
  • Spectacles
  • Empty printer cartridges
  • Mobile phones

Black wheeled bin

Yes please

  • Any other household waste that can not be recycled