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Still using sacks?

Last updated on: 16-Oct-2020

2. Who's eligible?

There could be a few reasons why you'll have to continue using sacks. Some examples are:

  • Our bin collection vehicle can't access your road
  • You have nowhere to store the bin
  • You have steps leading to your property (there are exceptions - see below for more detail)
  • You live in a flat

Our bin collection vehicle can't access your road

The vehicles that empty wheeled bins can't access some roads of the borough because the road is too small to fit our vehicles through. Instead your rubbish and recycling is collected by a smaller vehicle not equipped to empty bins.

You have nowhere to store the bin

Bins can't be left on the road or pavement. If you can't store the bin within the boundary of your property then you'll continue using sacks. This is usually the case for terraced properties with little or no front garden to store bins or access to the rear of the property.

You have steps leading to your property

If you have steps leading to your property you'll continue to use sacks. However, if you feel you are able to get the bins to the kerbside and return them to your property after collection, we will issue you with bins.

If your rubbish and recycling is collected by us as part of our assisted collection service and you have steps then we can't provide you with bins and you'll continue to use sacks.

You live in a flat

If you live in a flat then you will continue with your current arrangement.

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