For most single properties, two wheelie bins are provided; a 180-liter dark grey bin for general waste and a 240-liter green bin for recyclable waste. However, there are a number of options available if you meet the criteria.

A 240-litre black bin can be available as an alternative to the standard 180-litre bin. If you feel you have any other reason for a larger black bin, please use our online contact form and an officer will be in contact

Householders can be supplied with an additional green bin should they need more recycling capacity.

Periodically, the Council may contact the householder to check the current circumstances at the property to determine whether the larger bin is being used for the purpose requested.

The Council reserves the right to remove additional capacity bins when presented for collection if the householder does not use the bin in accordance with the guidelines above and fails to notify the Council about any change in their circumstances.

  • Smaller 140-litre bins are available for sole occupants or small families that do not generate much waste.
  • Householders can be supplied with a larger green bin should they need more recycling capacity.

If you qualify for any of these options, you can apply for your bin to be switched to a different size.

Can I have a new replacement wheelie bin?

If your bin has gone missing or been damaged, you can request a replacement bin.

 Please note that, when you request a new bin you will receive an automated response that will say your delivery will happen in 15 days – however, because of temporary supply problems, it is currently taking up to 28 days to deliver a new bin. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Apply for a new bin