Your green bin is for household rubbish that can't be recycled or composted.
✔ What can go in the bin?
WE EMPTY ONE REFUSE BIN PER PROPERTY
What happens to the collected refuse?
The contents of your non-recyclable refuse bin are taken to the Energy from Waste plant at Allington, where it is used to make electricity.
Your questions about green bins answered
We will only pick up one household waste bin from a property.
Your general waste bin, the green household waste bin, is only for non-recyclable waste.
If your bin contains garden waste such as grass, leaves, prunings etc it will not be emptied.
If you don’t have room to store bins let us know and we can either provide smaller bins or hessian sacks for your recycling and garden waste.
Container sizes and capacity
|Container size||Height||Width||Depth||Average capacity|
|140L Wheeled bin||1,050mm||475mm||545mm||2-3 bags|
|240L Wheeled bin||1,063mm||477mm||713mm||3-4 bags|
|360L Wheeled bin||1,098mm||596mm||878mm||5-6 bags|
Smaller (140L) bins are available in both green and brown for single occupiers, couples or small families.
Larger (360L) green bins are available if you:
- Have six or more people living permanently at your address
- Have two or more babies using disposable nappies
- Have a medical condition which produces additional rubbish
If you ask for a larger (360L) bin, we may do a waste audit to make sure you need it.