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Larger Bin Requests
The standard sized bin for a household is 120 litres. There may be circumstances where a larger amount of general waste is produced and a larger one is needed. In these cases 240 litre bins are available for residents who meet certain criteria. Please note, if you already have a 240 litre bin you will not be given a larger one.
You may apply for a larger bin if:
You live in the home full time (the property is not a second home or work away from home) AND
Five or more people live in the property OR
There are four people in the household including children in nappies, for example one baby, one other child and two adults OR
There are two babies and two adults in the property OR
Somebody in the household has a medical condition which produces a large amount of waste
Larger bins are not usually issued to the below types of household
A household with two adults and two older children
If there are two adults and one baby
If there are fewer than five people and no babies
The information supplied will only be used for the purpose of assessing waste arrangements; however, it may be cross-referenced with Council records.
Applications are subject to continuous monitoring. If circumstances change for example when a baby is no longer in nappies or somebody leaves the property the bin size will revert back to the standard 120 litre refuse bin.
At Allerdale we're keen to promote sustainable household waste management. If it is found that recyclable material is not being recycled but placed in the general refuse bin, the larger bin may be removed.
We are be happy to offer advice and support if needed, You can either contact our customer service team on 0303 123 1702 or find useful guidance on what you can recycle on or website page 'Which rubbish, which bin?'.