Decision details

Charging residents and developers for new or replacement household waste bins - SEPT22/CMDN/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Waste and Street Scene and the Environment

Decision status: Abandoned

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member for Waste, Street Scene and the Environment:


1. Approved charging occupiers for the administration, build and delivery costs relating to new and replacement waste bins and receptacles to include residual, recycling, garden, and food waste bins.


2. Approved charging property developers for the administration, build and delivery costs relating to the supply of all new bins when new build properties are ready to be sold.

Reasons for the decision:

All bins and waste receptacles supplied by the Council are owned by and remain in the ownership of the Council over their lifetime. Replacement bins and waste receptacles are also owned by the Council.


Currently all lost, stolen and replacement bins are replaced free of charge by the Council which is currently costing circa £160,000 per annum. Since occupiers no longer need to obtain a crime reference number before requesting replacements for lost or stolen bins, the Council has noted an increase in replacement requests.


It is proposed that the costs associated with replacing each bin and waste receptacle, which include administration, the assembly of the bins themselves and delivery (the “Costs”) will now be charged for.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – this would result in a continued high admin cost to PCC to deliver and build the receptacles.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

No additional documents were used.

Publication date: 15/09/2022

Date of decision: 15/09/2022

Effective from: 22/09/2022