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Bigger bins for large families

Where there are 4 or more people in permanent residence at a property and you think you will struggle with the recycling and rubbish collections we will exchange your bin for a larger one free of charge. The size of bin(s) you will be given are as follows;

Properties with 4 or 5 occupants 240 Litre grey bin 240 Litre green bin
Properties with 6 or more occupants 240 Litre grey bin 360 Litre green bin

In exceptional circumstances a 360 litre grey bin may be issued for very large families. Such applications are considered on a case by case basis.

If you are a household of 3 people you may be eligible for a larger bin if you demonstrate a genuine need for one and are already recycling effectively. This includes having a child under 3 living at the property or shared parental responsibility for a child or children which increases the number of residents to 4 or more,

To receive a larger bin you must provide proof of occupancy for everyone living at your address. Proof of occupancy includes medical cards, Working Tax Credit or other benefits letter and recent bills or official documents that show the name and address of someone living at the property.

To apply you must complete an application form and return it with your proof of occupancy for every member of the household by one of the following methods;

  • E-mail all documents to Cleanandgreen@walsall.gov.uk
  • Print the application form and return it together with your proof of occupancy by post to Clean and Green, Environmental Depot, 200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills, Walsall, WS8 7EN. Please do not post original documents, we cannot return them to you.
  • Hand in the completed form, along with your proof of occupancy, at the First Stop Shop, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1EU. Your completed application form will be forwarded to Clean and Green Services for consideration.