Recycling and rubbish container guide
Which containers to use for your recycling and rubbish.
We don’t provide or sell wheelie bins for households.If you buy a wheelie bin privately, you must:
- have a storage area of hard-standing for the bin(s) in the front garden of your property near to the boundary with the pavement. The bin cannot be stored on the public highway
- have a storage area at ground level. Wheelie bins will not be collected from basements or moved up or down steps
- have clear access for our collection vehicle with a drop-kerb nearby
only buy a bin with either a 240 litre or 360 litre capacity in order for us to collect it
only buy a bin that complies with British Standard BS EN 840: 1997
put your property address on the bin
have a green bin if it is for recycling and grey/black bin for rubbishto make it is clear which is which.
If you’d like a sticker saying “Recycling only” for your recycling bin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address.
The quickest and easiest way to request containers or bags is by logging into or signing up for a My eAccount.
The normal dimensions of wheelie bins are:
|Capacity (litres)||240 litres||360 litres|
Please note: wheelie bins dimensions can vary according to the manufacturer and the dimensions above are a guide only.