Decision details

Review of Charges for Wheeled Bins

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Facilities / Director of Neighbourhoods which sought approval to end the policy of charging residents for wheelie bins.


Alternatives considered

The council could continue to charge for bins but the income target would not be met and would be contrary to the wishes of the current administration. The council could charge residents of new build properties for their first set of bins if the developer refuses to pay.



1.    That the charge to residents for new and replacement wheeled bins 240 litres or less, is stopped.

2.    That should a property repeatedly requests replacement bins without good reason the council reserves the right to charge for replacement bins or refuse to supply them.

3.    That Developers be required to pay for the first set of wheeled bins at any new development. The charge for 140 litre or 240 litre bins will be £25 per bin, current charges for larger bins will remain.

4.    That approval be given to £165k from the budget pressure fund to mitigate the removal of bin charges in 2021/22.


Reason for resolution

The recommendation in the report taken to the 25 August 2020 cabinet was for bin charges to be reviewed 12 months after implementation.  The benefit of returning to not charging was considered to be of greater benefit to residents and the council.

Report author: Jo Oliver

Publication date: 06/09/2021

Date of decision: 31/08/2021

Decided at meeting: 31/08/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/09/2021

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