Is Your Kerbside Bin Size Right For You?

Published: 16-Sep-2019

Now we’re three months into the new Kerbside Collection Service some households have said they have a bin which is simply too small for their needs and others who have said their bins are too large.

An 80L and a 140L organics binThe good news is that you can up-size or downsize – and the best time to do it is now.

Solid Waste Manager Kitty Waghorn says “Households will have a fairly good idea by now whether the bin size they chose suits their household or whether they may need to up or downsize. There is an opportunity to do that now at no extra cost, before charges come into effect from 1 October.”

Full details are available online but essentially residents who were early adopters and ordered their bins before 1 July can change their bin size at no extra cost.

How to swap your bin:

Property owners within the Council’s Kerbside Collection Area can request a size change for their organics and rubbish bins by contacting the Customer Service Team on 0800 965 468 or email

How to opt into the service:

To opt in to the Council’s organics and/or rubbish collection phone Customer Services on 0800 965 468. Information about the cost, bin sizes, fees and charges can be found online.

The service is available to the owner of the property as the cost is applied to rates. Tenants wishing to opt in need to discuss it with their landlord.

An online service is available to sign up for text or email alerts so you never need to worry about which bin to put out on which day.