Request a new bin
If you move into a property with no bin, you can request a new bin:
- new green general waste bins are £40
- new grey recycling bins are subsidised by the council and are free
- new brown garden waste bins are £40 (only available if you are a current subscriber)
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
- you have extra recycling
We will contact you as part of the authorisation process and you will need to provide evidence in support of your application.
Once authorised, your address will be sent to the contractor as approved. Only authorised additional bins will be emptied.
We are currently not able to accept requests for additional grey recycling bins, to prioritise stocks for those without a bin.
The costs are:
- additional green general waste bins are £40 each
- additional grey recycling bins are subsidised by the council and are free (from 1 April 2019)
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