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Wheelie bin areas

Information about who received a wheelie bin, what they are used for and more

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • What the wheelie bins are used for
  • Applying to put out additional rubbish

We provided wheelie bins in Mile End, Greenstead, Shrub End, Stanway, Berechuch and Old Heath areas.

The black wheelie bin for general rubbish is 180 litres. It measures 1100mm high x, 755mm deep x 505mm wide.

The brown wheelie bin for garden waste is 240 litres. It measures 1100mm high x 740mm deep x 580mm wide.

Applying to put out additional rubbish

 

85% of household rubbish is recyclable. Recycling as much as you can help you meet the fortnightly limit of one 180-litre wheelie bin (equivalent to three black bags).

However, we understand there will be a small number of households that produce large quantities of non-recyclable rubbish. This can include houses with multiple occupants (HMOs) and large families, who will need to apply for an exemption to the limit.

To apply for an exemption, read our Exemptions Policy. If you feel you qualify, follow the steps to apply.

Your application will be reviewed by one of our team who will contact you by telephone to discuss this with you.

What to do if you do not want a garden waste wheelie bin

 

You can tell us that you do not want a garden waste wheelie bin.

If you choose not to have a wheelie bin for garden waste you will not receive a garden waste collection at all. This means we will not be collecting from white sacks in wheelie bin areas.

You can either compost your green waste at home or take it to your local recycling centre.