This week we hand over question duties to simon-on-the-river3: What day do they empty your bins? And is it a straight collection or do you have special arrangements for recycling?
Feel free to run that through your Britishism translator before answering.
We live in an apartment so trash goes out to dumpster whenever the kitchen can is full. Same for recycling. I have no idea what day the big truck comes to empty the dumpsters.