All bins remain the property of Rochdale Borough Council.
Request a FREE household recycling bin
Complete the form to request a new, additional or replacement standard and small recycling bin.
Recycling bin: we aim to deliver it within 14 working days from the date of your request.
Silver kitchen caddy or brown street caddy: to order please call 0300 303 8884. We aim to deliver your caddy within a week from the date of your request.
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Request a FREE household dark green rubbish bin
If you require a dark green rubbish bin please call us to discuss your needs as we're encouraging residents to recycle all they can to help reduce the costs of landfill charges.
Replacement rubbish bin: we aim to deliver the same size bin within 6 working days from the date of your request. We'll collect the damaged bin at the same time. From 1 April 2017 replacement bins will not be charged for.
Additional rubbish bin: a recycling officer will visit you to complete an assessment to establish whether you're eligible for an additional bin. If you qualify they'll leave the bin on the same day. We aim to complete your request within 3 weeks.
Bin charges for new build properties
Recycling and refuse bins are free of charge unless they're for a new build property, where the builder or developer is responsible for covering the initial cost of a new suite of bins.
If you're a builder or developer and would like further information on ordering bins to a new property please contact us. Costs are for administration and delivery.
Your bin entitlement
The number of residents in your property will determine the size and number of the bins you're entitled to.
|Number of residents||Your bin entitlement (for each type of bin)|
|1 to 5||240 litre bin|
|6 to 9||240 litre bin and 140 litre bin (or 360 litre bin on request)|
|10 or more||Two 240 litre bins|
There are some exceptions.
- 1 bedroom and studio flats are supplied with a 140 litre dark green rubbish bin, but we can consider a 240 litre bin if required.
- Properties with larger families and sheltered accommodation are considered on an individual basis.
- If you have additional requirements for medical waste, or a large number of small children, we will consider your request for an additional dark green general waste bin on an individual basis, for a fixed term, which we'll review regularly.
- If you consistently exceed the capacity of your recycling bins, please let us know and we can look to provide an extra recycling bin free of charge.
Please note: If you request an additional dark green rubbish bin, we'll undertake an assessment to help ensure you are recycling everything you can.
Free compostable bags
We provide additional rolls of compostable bags for FREE. Find out what you need to do or where you can pick additional bags up from.