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Extra black bin

Request an extra black bin

Please note: We are currently replacing the old black bins with new 140 litre bins which is now the standard size. Please only apply for an extra black bin if:

  • You have a medical condition that results in extra non-recyclable waste e.g. incontinence pads
  • You are recycling everything every week, including food waste
  • You have already received your new bin and are struggling to manage after two collections

Waste Strategy 2015-2020

Every residential property is entitled to one standard black bin for non-recyclable household waste which is emptied once a fortnight. With the wide range of items that can be recycled from home, the standard size bin should be suitable for most households.

You can request an extra black bin online, by visiting a One Stop Shop or calling 01454 868000. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and we may arrange a visit to confirm your needs.

An annual administration charge of £33.60 applies to this service, unless the extra bin space is needed due to a medical condition.

A 50% concession applies to those in receipt of Income Support, Pension Guarantee Credit, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance or Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.

If your household is approved for extra black bin capacity, your requirements will be reviewed every year. Terms and conditions apply to this service.

We offer a free nappy waste collection service to help families with children (under five) in nappies manage their non recyclable waste.

Extra bins for medical waste: Non-infectious medical waste such as incontinence pads can be put into your black bin. We can provide extra black bin capacity free of charge to help you manage your medical waste.

If your healthcare worker, GP or nurse has told you that the medical waste you produce is infectious or potentially infectious, we need to set up a separate collection for this waste. Clinical waste must not be put in the black bin. Separate clinical waste and sharps collections.

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