If you believe a bin has been abandoned or is not being used, you can report this to us. Reports of abandoned or unused bins will be assessed and if appropriate, we'll remove it.
A bin may be removed if it's reported as:
- a bin at your property that you no longer need
- abandoned in a street
- being left outside and not in regular use
- having no identifiable property associated to it.
If you inform us of a bin you no longer need at your property, a recycling officer will arrange to visit your home. The visit will be to assess whether the bin should be removed or not.
When reporting a bin removal, you'll need to tell us:
- the colour of the bin
- where the bin is located
- why you want the bin removed.
If your bin is damaged and you'd like it removed, please request a replacement bin and your damaged bin will be taken when we deliver the replacement.
After you've submitted a request to remove a bin, they are usually removed within 28 working days. For abandoned or unused bins, we'll refurbish them and make them available for other properties who need them.