Bins and recycling
Delays to all bin deliveries
We apologise if you are waiting for a new bin - supplier shortages have resulted in a backlog of requests.
Our team is working hard to clear the backlog by early 2022 in the date order requests are received.
If you have already made a request, rest assured that it is in our queue and we will get to it. Please do not make repeated requests.
Request a bin
Request a replacement purple bin
If your purple refuse bin has been damaged, stolen or is lost, please call 0151 233 3001. We charge a £20 administration and delivery fee for replacement bins and you can pay over the phone with a debit or credit card.
Request a replacement blue or green bin
We may need to charge for a new blue recycling or green garden waste bin in some circumstances, and we may come out to check the details given in your request.
If your the bin has been damaged, explain the type of damage in the additional information field of the request form - for instance ‘the lid is broken’. Please keep it in your own yard, driveway or garden as we may be able to repair it on the spot.
Extra bins will only be supplied in exceptional circumstances, for instance when six or more people live in a property or where a person's medical condition generates large volumes of waste. We may come out to check the details given in your request.
When can I expect delivery of a replacement bin?
We are currently experiencing a delay in the supply of all bins. Please be patient and do not submit multiple requests. We hope to post a revised delivery schedule here as soon as possible.
Waste and recycling policy
First published: 25/06/2021
Last updated: 25/06/2017
About this document
The council is committed to increasing recycling to maximise use of finite reusable resources thereby minimising waste and material going to landfill. We want to deliver reliable, easy-to-use waste collection services which operate in the most cost-effective way and minimise the carbon emissions from our operations.