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Change your bin size

Change your bin size

Change your recycling bin size

You can now choose to increase the size of either your burgundy or brown recycling bin by decreasing the size of your general waste bin.

You can have:

  • 240 litre burgundy bin, and 140 litre brown and general waste bins
  • 240 litre brown bin, and 140 litre burgundy and general waste bins

If you already have 140 litre general, burgundy and brown recycling bins you can exchange either the 140 litre brown OR burgundy bin for the larger 240 litre size. If you do not have a bin to upsize you would need to purchase one.

Your existing bin(s) will be removed when the new bins are delivered. Once exchanged, if you wish to go back to smaller recycling bins and have a 240 litre general waste bin there will be a charge for a bigger 240L general bin. Please see our fees and charges page for more information.

To apply please call the Customer Contact Centre or fill in the online form.

Smaller general waste and/or larger recycling bins form

Larger households

We provide larger wheeled bins for households that have five or more permanent residents. Larger families now have two options to exchange 140/240L general bin for:

  • Option 1 - 360 litre general waste bin, plus one 140 litre burgundy bin and one 140 litre brown bin
  • Option 2 - 240 litre general waste bin, plus either a 240 litre burgundy bin OR a 240 litre brown bin. The brown/burgundy bin NOT chosen in the 240 litre size will be the 140 litre standard size.

If you do not have a bin you would need to purchase one. 

All households requesting a larger bin need to complete an application form and must meet the following criteria:

  • there must be five or more permanent residents in the household
  • the household must receive an alternate weekly collection
  • the occupants are actively engaged in recycling and regularly use the kerbside and other recycling facilities now provided

Conditions for larger bin application:

  • the 360 litre or 240 litre bin(s) will be 'on loan' and remain the property of the council. Your existing bin(s) will be exchanged for the larger size(s).
  • at the end of the loan period you will be supplied with a replacement bin of standard size
  • provision will be reviewed annually
  • we reserve the right to visit the home address to confirm entitlement
  • as part of the loan agreement you are responsible for the bin and shall bear the cost of making good any loss or damage to the bin whether you continue with the service or not
  • to notify us of any changes of address

Provision of false information can result in the withdrawal of this service.

To apply for a larger bin you can either complete the application form and send it back to us in the post or complete the online form.

Larger general waste/Recycling bin request form

 For further information please call the Customer Contact Centre.

Recycle for North Lincolnshire


Customer Contact Centre:

01724 297000

Waste Services Depot
Cottage Beck Road
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1TS

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am to 4pm

Last updated: 10/07/2018