New brown bin

We're making some improvements to recycling services by introducing new brown recycling bins. These bins are for glass, cans, tins and plastic bottles. For most households the brown bin will be the same size as your existing black bin (240 litres). The brown bin will be collected every 4 weeks.

Brown bins, blue bins and boxes

Once you have received your brown bin, your existing blue bin will be used for paper and cardboard and will be collected every 4 weeks, the same as your brown bin.

This means that your blue box will no longer be used for recycling. Once your new service has started you can either use your blue box for storage, or you can recycle it by taking it to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre

Alternatively, you can arrange for your blue box to be collected from your home. 

Request a new black, blue or brown bin

Please fill out our report and request form if you would like to:

  • replace a damaged bin
  • replace a missing bin

If you share your black bin with other households, or if you have moved in to a brand new property and don’t have any bins yet, please contact us.

Due to a new recycling service being introduced citywide in the next few weeks, we are no longer providing replacement blue box covers. If you have lost your blue box cover, please continue to use your box without the cover until your new recycling service begins.

Further information about the new recycling service.

Please note that a charge is made for the provision of all new and replacement black bins. For households with their own black bin the charge is £20, which covers the administration and delivery costs of providing your replacement black bin.