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You can apply for an additional rubbish or recycling bin if you use recycling and food waste collections and live in a household with either:

  • 5 or more permanent occupants
  • 2 or more children in nappies
  • someone who has a medical condition that creates extra waste

If you use our bag and box alternative service, you will be offered additional sacks for your extra rubbish instead of a bigger bin, your bin or sacks will be delivered within 30 calendar days. The charge for additional bags is £12.50.

How to apply

Use our online form to apply for an additional bin.

If you apply for an additional bin, you are confirming that you meet the criteria. No bin will be delivered if information you provide is not correct.

There is a charge for this service:

  • £45 for an additional rubbish bin
  • £55 for an additional recycling bin

If you're in receipt of certain income based benefits you may be able to have an additional bin free of charge. You may be eligible if you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit - Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Support

Your application will be assessed by a Waste Officer who will decide if you can have an extra bin and advise you of the outcome.

Further guidance

Please see our BCP Council household waste collection guidance document for more information.

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