If you're recycling everything you can and using the food waste collection service, you should have enough space in your rubbish bin. You can also take excess rubbish to the Garth Road Household Reuse and Recycling Centre.

If you live in a household of five or more, or produce more non-recyclable waste because of a medical condition, you may be eligible for a larger bin.

We will check the information you provide in your request (see below) to help us make an assessment, and may visit you to make sure that you are recycling as much as possible. If after our visit you still cannot fit your non-recyclable waste into the standard bin you may qualify for a larger bin.

Request a larger wheelie bin for rubbish

You must not put hazardous clinical waste in your rubbish bin, such as used syringes, and items contaminated with infectious body fluids. We provide a separate clinical waste service for this.

You can put non-hazardous items in your rubbish bin such as sanitary towels, nappies and incontinence pads (also known as sanpro waste). You may consider reusable real nappies they are:

  • easy to use
  • comfortable
  • environmentally-friendly
  • cost effective


Approximate dimensions of wheelie bins for rubbish

​DimensionStandard wheelie bin​​Larger wheelie bin
​Volume​180 litres​240 litres