Replacement bins and containers

Brown recycling bin delivery

If you have contacted us about a damaged brown wheelie bin we aim to supply a replacement within 20 working days.

To help meet demand we will be delivering this coming weekend (Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2018). If you are awaiting a replacement can you please leave your damaged recycling bin out for collection.

Damaged brown wheelie bins

Due to a manufacturing fault some of our brown recycling bins are splitting. We're aware of this problem and will be replacing all damaged bins. If you have a damaged bin please call us on 0121 704 8000. We'll arrange for delivery of a replacement bin and collect your damaged one.

Replacing containers is a significant on-going cost to the council, therefore please ensure that you look after your containers and keep them in a safe place.

If you have moved into a new home or if this is your first replacement within 24 months we will provide your container free of charge. If you have already had a replacement within the last 24 months there will be a charge for a replacement.

If your bin or container is damaged we will only replace them if they have become unserviceable and not useable.

If you are interested in buying a second green wheelie bin, please view our extra garden waste services page to find out how.

If you live in a flat and have shared containers for your rubbish and recycling, view our flats recycling page.

Cost of new / replacements bins and containers

From 1 April 2017

  • green wheelie bin - £29.50
  • brown wheelie bin - £29.50
  • recycling box - £3.50
  • 140 litre black wheelie bin - £22.00
  • 240 litre black wheelie bin - £29.50
  • delivery charge - £8.50

If you are in receipt of means tested benefits a concession of 25% is available.

Please note we may on occasion provide refurbished bins.

Request a container

Please telephone 0121 704 8000.

Can I apply for a second brown wheelie bin?

If you do not have enough space in your brown wheelie bin you can request a second bin by calling 0121 704 8000. We'll then pass your details to our Waste and Recycling team who'll contact you to discuss your recycling arrangements.

Can I apply for a larger black wheelie bin or additional purple sacks?

You can apply for a larger 240 litre bin (or additional purple sacks) if due to certain circumstances, you are unable to accommodate all of your non-recyclable waste in a 140 litre black wheelie bin.

Who can apply

  • families where there are 6 or more permanent occupants living at an address
  • a member of the household suffers from a medical condition which generates additional waste

You can also apply for a larger bin on a temporary basis if you have children using disposable nappies. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis and the following criteria must apply to be considered:

  • household of 4 permanent occupants and 2 of those occupants are children in disposable nappies
  • household of 5 permanent occupants and 1 of those occupants is a child in disposable nappies

The larger bin will be issued on a temporary basis for a maximum period of 2 years.

You will be expected to make full use of the recycling service and may be offered additional recycling containers before being provided with a larger bin.

How to apply

Request a larger wheelie bin or additional purple sacks

You can also call 0121 704 8000.

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