What does the bin look like?
It is an all grey wheelie bin with our logo.
Will I have to pay for the new bin?
There is no charge for the bin.
What size is the bin?
180 litres which is approximately 1080mm height x 485mm width x 725mm depth. This size should be big enough for most households, as it holds around three full bags of rubbish.
The standard blue lidded recycling bin holds 240 litres.
Can I have more than one bin?
No, each property can only have one general rubbish wheelie bin.
Can I have a smaller bin, as 180 litres is far too big for my household?
Yes, you can request a 140 litre bin by completing our bin request form by 30 April 2019.
If you tell us after this date, we may deliver a 180 litre bin delivered until we can swap it over.
My household only generates one bag of rubbish every two weeks, do I have to have a bin?
Yes, you do not need to put it out each fortnight if you do not want to, but we will only empty the wheeled bin we provide.
You can request a smaller 140 litre bin instead by completing our bin request form by 30 April 2019.
Can I have a larger bin?
Most households will be able to use the 180 litre refuse bin as it holds around three full bags of rubbish.
If you find you regularly fill up your bin, please check the items you can recycle to make sure you are recycling everything you can.
If you are recycling everything you can and would like a larger 240 litre or 360 litre bin, please complete our bin request form by 30 April 2019. If you tell us after this date you may have a 180 litre bin delivered until we can swap it over.
You can put out additional bags of rubbish next to your bin on the collection after Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.
What size are the smaller and larger bins?
- 140 litre bins are approximately 1092mm height x 480mm width x 544mm depth and can hold around 2 full black bags.
- 240 litre bins are approximately 1082mm height x 585mm width x 740mm depth and can hold around 4 to 5 full black bags.
- 360 litre bins are approximately 1110mm height x 610mm width x 880mm depth and can hold around 6 to 8 full black bags.
How to use your new bin
Please use bags for your rubbish and put these inside your grey wheelie bin to ensure your rubbish is contained. This helps stop the inside of the bin getting dirty and smelly. Some rubbish, such as nappies may need to be double bagged to help prevent smells. Please ensure the lid is closed.
Can we decorate our new bins with stickers and our house number?
Each bin will have a white rectangle printed on the front which you can use to write your house name or number on it. Any other stickers on the bin should not cover the printing on the bin as the crew need to see it is an authorised bin to empty it.