Extra black bin
Every household is provided with one 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, one bin should be suitable for most households. However, if you are struggling with your waste due to special circumstances, you can apply for an extra black bin.
You can apply for an extra black bin:
Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and we may arrange a visit to confirm your needs.
An annual administration charge of £35.30 is applied to this service. A 50% concession applies to those in receipt of Universal Credit, Income Support, Pension Guarantee Credit, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance or Income-based Employment and Support Allowance. If the extra bin is needed because of a medical condition the extra bin service is free of charge.
If successful, your application will be reviewed every year to make sure that the service is still appropriate for your needs. Terms and conditions apply.
Children in nappies: 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 provide extra black bin capacity free of charge to help you manage your medical waste.
Clinical 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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