Request a Wheeled Bin or Blue Box
The criteria are as follows:
- A request for a smaller bin is automatically granted.
For refuse collection additional capacity for Medical reasons are treated on their individual merits, however a form needs completion and proof of the medical condition that creates the extra waste must be provided as a part of the assessment process.
Any applications received for a larger wheeled bin will be assessed against the following criteria:
- The size of the household.
- The ages of any children in the household and whether any are in nappies (any allowance will automatically end when the child is three years old), if a child is still wearing nappies then this can be assessed and if successful a larger bin provided.
- That full recycling of all materials collected by the Council's recycling services is being made and is continued to be made during the issue of the larger bin.
The Council reserves the right to review any grant at any time of a larger wheeled bin and to replace it with the next lowest size or the standard 180 lire wheeled bin should it be considered that household circumstances have changed.
Every property (not flats with communal facilities) are issued a standard 180 litre wheeled bin for refuse and food and garden collection.
All requests for a larger bin will undergo an operational assessment by officers, to ensure that the household is making the fullest use of all the kerbside and other recycling facilities which the Council has made available.
Full recycling must be maintained at all times, there will be a periodic inspection of larger bins to ensure this takes place. Failure to maintain full recycling will lead to the withdrawal of this additional capacity.
A change in household circumstances may result in a review of the larger wheeled bin provided.
All requests can be made online here, or can be made on the appropriate form, available from The Neighbourhoods Directorate, Civic Offices, 323 High Street, Epping, CM16 4BZ.
These criteria will be kept under review and may change at any time.
More information? Call 01992 564608