Sheffield - Collections Service and District Energy Alerts

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Waste, Recycling and District Energy Network Service Alerts

26th February 2021

Flying high to follow the green energy pipe network this weekend

Sheffield District Energy operator, Veolia, is taking to the night sky this weekend (Friday 26th - Sunday 28th February 2021) to undertake an aerial drone survey of the Sheffield District Energy Network. The results will provide thermographic images of the underground pipework to assist with maintaining the District Energy Network.


All relevant authorities and stakeholders have granted permission for this work to be undertaken and the specialist drone operators have identified several safe Council, public and private spaces as take-off and landing sites for the drone to use while surveying the Network.


Find out more about the District Energy Network

23rd February 2021

Garden waste collection service resumes March 2021

Sheffield’s garden waste collection service for 2021 will begin again in March.


Signed up for this year's green bin service?


Look out for your collection calendar and paid for sticker arriving through your letterbox this week.  You can also check your collection dates online from Saturday 27th.


Want to sign up?


The green bin service costs £56.30.

  • if you sign up by 28 February 2021 you will receive 18 collections, with the first between 15 and 26 March
  • if you sign up by 14 March 2021 you will receive 17 collections, with the first between 29 March and 9 April
  • if you sign up by 28 March 2021 you will receive 16 collections, with the first between 12 April and 23 April

Find out more about the garden waste service.

3rd February 2021

Notification of planned District Energy Network works - Charles Street

As part of a wider project to relocate a section of the District Energy Network pipeline, small areas of the road surface and pedestrian area on Charles Street will be dug up to check the location of other underground pipes and cables in the way. The holes will then be filled in. 


The inspection works will happen during the day and will begin at 08.30 am on Monday 8st February 2021. We expect the works to be completed by 5 pm on Friday 26th February 2021. 


We expect there to be some traffic restrictions during these works. Veolia’s engineers are working in close consultation with Sheffield City Council and surrounding properties to minimise disruption.

8th January 2021

Bin collections and recycling centres operational during lockdown

Bin collections in Sheffield will continue as normal and all five Household Waste Recycling Centres will remain open during the national lockdown. 

Sites are open between 10 am and 4 pm, and you can check opening days here.

Usage of sites has been high throughout the pandemic, and it is expected that this demand will continue. It is critical that the following instructions are adhered to:

  1. Always listen and be courteous to our staff
  2. Do not queue outside the sites as this may cause potential danger for other road users trying to pass.  Drivers will initially be asked to move on by the site staff, and failure to do so will result in a £70 Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
  3. Sheffield City Council and Veolia will not tolerate any physical or verbal threats to its workforce, and all such incidents will be reported to the Police, and the sites may be closed.

We share queuing times for the sites throughout the day and advise residents to check the current queuing times before travelling to a site, on our Twitter page


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    Information on current service alerts will be published on this page, on twitter @recycle4shef or call 0114 2734567