Request a new bin

If you move into a property with no bin, you can request a new bin:

  • new grey recycling bins are subsidised by the council and are free
  • new green general waste bins are £40

Subscription to the garden waste collection service is currently closed and we are not providing brown bins.

Contact Streetscene to enquire about new bins

Request an additional bin

You can ask for an additional green bin if:

  • there are six or more people living in your home
  • someone has a medical condition that means you have extra rubbish
  • there are two or more in nappies in your home

We will contact you as part of the authorisation process. Once authorised, your address will be sent to the contractor as approved. Only authorised additional bins will be emptied.

The costs are:

  • additional green general waste bins are £40 each

Request an additional green bin

Can I buy my own bin?

If you want to purchase your own bin independently of the council, then it must be:

  • a wheeled bin
  • compliant with the EN 840 standard
  • either 140 litre or 240 litre capacity
  • the correct colour for the type of waste that it will contain

If your bin does not meet this criteria, then it will not be emptied by the council.

Bins for multi occupancy properties

This includes flats and sheltered accommodation.

  • refuse metal bulk bins (1100 litre capacity, with lid), £87.31 per bin per year
  • refuse metal chamberlain bins (940 litre capacity, without lid), £52.08 per bin per per year