Collections from places of worship

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Faith groups can have all the following:

  • one standard refuse wheelie bin (black)
  • one recycling wheelie bin (green) 
  • one food and garden waste wheelie bin (brown)

These are free of charge and must be used to collect waste from their place of worship.

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Places of worship are exempted from local non-domestic rating under the Local Government Finance Act 1988, this covers most churches, mosques and synagogues. If the place of worship hires out buildings to other groups not connected with the conduct of religious worship this would be a commercial activity and any waste arising from such use would be classified as trade waste. A trade waste agreement would need to be in place for this activity.