How to request a litter bin
If your parish is looking to install or request a new litter bin, here is some important information for you to consider first.
Make sure the type of litter bin is correct
To ensure your litter bin is regularly serviced and problem free, we have a standard bin type which is installed throughout both districts. This is due to our current servicing agreement within our waste contract with Biffa.
If you want to install your own bins, please contact the waste team first, so that we can review and confirm your choice of bin matches our requirements. Unfortunately, if we aren’t consulted it may mean we are unable to empty the new bins.
We need to assess all requests for litter bins in new locations and measure against the following criteria:
- There is evidence of litter and dog fouling at the location and there isn’t already a bin within the area.
- The land is adopted highway or district council owned land.
- The bin is within 25 meters of the public highway to allow the safe emptying by Biffa.
- The bin will support the districts overall street cleansing service.
We also check if nearby litter bins could be emptied more frequently or seldom used bins moved to a better location.
Land developers, parish or town councils can install a litter bin on land relevant to them (not owned by the district council). However, it will be their responsibility for the collection and disposal of the waste.
You can find more guidance on this topic here.