Additional bins/changing your bin size

Request an additional bin or change the size of your bin

Your household should have two wheeled bins:
- a black bin for household waste and
- a green bin for recycling.

You should also have;
- a black box for glass and batteries, and
- an internal caddy and external brown bin for food waste.

Waste container provision for household waste (black) bin:

  • One to two people in household - 1 x 140 litre black wheeled bin
  • Three to five people in household – 1 x 180 litre black wheeled bin
  • Six or more people in household – An assessment will be made by our team as to whether additional capacity is required
  • Flats (per six flats) – 1,100 litre black wheeled bin

Based on the criteria above, you will have enough space within each of your bins for your fortnightly collection.

You are able to request a larger or smaller bin subject to the sizes that are available and meeting the relevant criteria. In order to request a larger refuse bin you will be required to provide evidence of the number of occupants living in your property. Applications without the relevant evidence will not be accepted.

Additional bins

Household waste (black) bin

Additional household waste (black) bins are not available unless there are extenuating reasons, e.g. a household member in nappies or a medical condition that generates extra waste. You must demonstrate that you are recycling and how many people live permanently in your property. 

Your waste bins must be identified with the property number to ensure only authorised bins are collected.

Unauthorised bins, or properties with excessive numbers of bins will be recorded by our waste collection crews. Residents will be contacted and advised of our policy, provided with advice on how to minimise waste and maximise recycling. In cases of excessive capacity, bins will not be emptied and may be removed.

Recycling (green) bin

We want residents to recycle as much as they can and therefore additional recycling bins can be provided if you have sufficient storage space on your property. Please note 240L is the largest size recycling bin available.

Glass and battery recycling

Additional glass boxes can be provided if you have sufficient storage space on your property.

The delivery time for an additional bin or a different size bin is up to 20 working days.

Find out what to do if your existing bin is damaged or lost.