Communal bin review

On street bin hubs

For up to 50 / 55 properties we are planning where possible to use the following bins per hub:

  • 2 x 1280 or 1100 litre non-recyclable bin
  • 2 x 1280 or 1100 litre mixed recycling bins
  • 1 x 500 or 660 litre glass bin  
  • 1 x 240 litre bin food waste bin in housing

This will ensure that everyone can recycle as much as possible, and there will be less need for the non-recyclable waste bin.  The bins will be arranged so they are surrounded by a bin housing and railings to keep them in the right place.  

The bins for non-recyclable waste and mixed recycling will be emptied up to every two days.  This is an increase on the current service, and allows us to reduce the number of bins on street without causing them to overflow. This also reduces the impact on parking spaces. By grouping bins together, we reduce any loss of parking and free up existing bin sites for parking.    

Bins are for normal household waste.  Larger items such as furniture should not be put in bins or left beside bins.  Where possible, items should be donated to charity, or you can book a special uplift or take it to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.