Unauthorised excess black bins to be reclaimed
Effort to ensure fairness and efficiency of collections
The Council will be writing to households that it believes may have too many black waste bins at their property, to make sure their allocation is correct.
The number of black bins allocated to a property is based upon the occupancy of the household. This ensures that all households have a fair and proportionate number of bins for their waste.
It also encourages residents to dispose of their waste sustainably, by using the Council's weekly food waste and fortnightly green recycling bin and glass/battery recycling collections.
When households have more black bins than they have been allocated, it also reduces the efficiency of collection rounds, as bin crews must empty additional bins and drive to the waste processing facilities more often.
Find out more about about how bins are allocated.
Request for a surplus bin to be removed.