Refuse Collection

Waste collections have changed in Malvern Hills district. Click here to find out more.


You can report missed collections, request sacks/bins, sign up to our Garden Waste service and much more via our online SelfService system. This system is available 24/7. You can find it here


We collect general waste in MHDC-supplied black wheelie bins unless your property is exempt from having a bin; in that case we collect the general waste that is in sacks. For those exempt properties that remain on a sack  collection we do not provide bins for people to store your general waste in.

We no longer provide black or cherry sacks to residents who have their collections from MHDC branded communal bins. If you are unsure whether this affects you, please email

If refuse sacks are placed in non-MHDC-supplied wheelie bins, on the day of collection the sacks should be removed from the bin and be made visible to and ready for collection by the refuse operatives. We cannot guarantee that sacks left in bins will be taken and we will not return to collect them if reported as missed. Please ensure sacks are tied at the top.

Please be mindful that any special arrangements that are in place between residents and crews to remove refuse sacks from under tarpaulins, from water butts or residents own bins (for example) cannot be guaranteed to take place if the regular crew members are on holiday or otherwise not on that round. We cannot guarantee that sacks left in such places will be taken and we will not return to collect them if reported as being missed.

Communal bins

If you require communal bins, please contact us at to discuss requirements.

We only accept requests for rolls of black sacks from residents living in exempt properties. We will not accept bulk requests from housing associations/building developers or contractors. 

Hazardous waste

We cannot collect poisonous, hazardous, clinical waste or builders rubble.

From 1 April 2009 it became illegal to mix gypsum and other high sulphate wastes with biodegradable waste in landfill in England and Wales. The mix produces toxic hydrogen sulphide gas. The most common gypsum based products are plaster and plasterboard. These will not be accepted.

Please contact The Environment Agency who will provide advice on disposal.