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Bank holiday bin collections

All bin collections following a bank holiday will take place 1 day late from 27 May to 1 June. See our Bank holiday bin collection page for further details.

Litter bin removal

Currently there are hundreds of bins scattered around the city.

Many were under-used because they were in the wrong location or too close to other bins, but they still needed to be regularly checked and emptied which took time and resource from the city’s cleaning team.

As grants from central government get smaller, we are forced to work within a very tight budget and achieve the same standards of service with far less resource.

By removing under-used bins, we can free up the Council’s hard-working crews to concentrate on clearing up rubbish from the city’s streets.


Your questions answered

Why are you removing the bins?

What will happen if the litter/ dog fouling gets worse after our bins are removed?

Can I still request a new bin?

What do I do with my litter/waste once the bin is gone?

Are there any bins left?

How did you decide what to remove?

Surely we need more bins, not less, to support cleaner streets?

Does my area still have a street cleaner?

What should I do if people drop litter before the sweeper visits?

How quickly can I expect a cleansing team once I have reported litter/ fouling?

Can dog waste go in our black bin?

When this content has been updated

Last updated 11 October 2023