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Bins & Waste

We are responsible for most litter bins within the district, although some are provided by the local town or parish council.

When are litter bins emptied?

How often we empty a litter bin depends on how much it is used. In busy areas some bins are emptied several times a day, while others may only need emptying once a week. We regularly check the usage of our bins and change how often we empty them accordingly. If you see a bin that needs emptying, please report it to us.

Report a Full Bin

New and replacement bins

We research where new bins are needed and install additional bins in places where we identify that litter is being dropped.

While we are committed to providing enough bins to carry out our legal obligations, we will only put bins in areas where there is a genuine need for one. All locations must be approved by the local town or parish council and our Neighbourhoods Service.

We have over 1,500 litter bins across the district. Unfortunately, bins can be the target of vandals and we regularly replace bins that have been burned or badly damaged.

Report a Broken or Damaged Litter Bin