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Extra black bin

Request an extra black bin

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.

Please note: We are replacing the old 240 litre black bins for non-recyclable waste with new 140 litre bins. This will be the standard size bin from now on. More information about changes to the waste and recycling service is in our Waste Strategy 2015-2020.

We understand that some households may find that the standard bin is not enough for their household due to special circumstances. 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 £32 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 and eligibility 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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