Recycling and rubbish

Recycling and rubbish container guide

Which containers to use for your recycling and rubbish.

Wheelie bins

We don't provide or sell wheelie bins for households.

If you buy a wheelie bin, 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 rubbish

    to make it is clear which is which 
  • contact us if the bin is for recycling as we can schedule it for collection and send recycling bin stickers to you.  

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
 Width  575mm 625mm
 Length  730mm  890mm
 Height  1060mm 1120mm

Please note: wheelie bins dimensions can vary according to the manufacturer and the dimensions above are a guide only.

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