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Request a new bin and check bin entitlement

Request a replacement or additional bin or caddy

Follow this process if you want to request new or additional bins for your home or if you’re a developer who needs to order a new suite of bins for a new build property.

All bins remain the property of Rochdale Borough Council.

  1. Ring us to request a new or additional bin or caddy.
  2. If you're requesting an additional refuse bin, we'll visit you to complete an assessment to see if you're eligible.
  3. We aim to deliver the bin or complete the assessment within 14-21 days of you making the request. If your bin is damaged, we'll take this away when we deliver the new one.
Ring 0300 303 8884 to request a replacement or additional bin or caddy

Types of bins in Rochdale borough

In Rochdale borough, we've the following types and colour bins:

  • Rubbish bin for general waste - dark green
  • Recycle bin for cans, plastic and glass bottles - green bin with blue lid
  • Recycle bin for paper and cardboard - blue bin
  • Recycle bin for food and garden waste - brown bin
  • Food waste - brown street caddy
  • Kitchen food waste - silver kitchen caddy
The different types of bins

Your bin entitlement

The number of residents in your property will determine the size and number of the bins you're entitled to.

Number of residentsYour bin entitlement for each type of bin
1 to 5240 litre bin (standard size bin)
6 to 9240 litre bin (standard size bin) and 140 litre bin (small size bin)
10 or moreTwo 240 litre bins (standard size bin)

There are some exceptions.

  • Properties with larger families and sheltered accommodation are considered on an individual basis.
  • If you have additional requirements for medical waste, or a large number of small children, we will consider your request for an additional dark green general waste bin on an individual basis, for a fixed term, which we'll review regularly.

Bin charges for new build properties

New build property developers need to cover the cost of a new suite of bins for all new properties.

You can view the prices for the whole suite of new bins including delivery below.

​Type of property​Price from 28 September 2020 (not including VAT)
​Properties without a garden​£60
​Properties with a garden​£80

How to take care of your bins

Taking care of bin means they should last for over 20 years.

You can reduce the chance of your bins going missing or getting damaged by:

  • Storing your bins in a secure place, for example in your garden or back yard
  • Putting your house number on all your bins
  • Leaving your bin out for the least time possible
  • Placing your bin as close as possible to the kerb on your collection day

Free compostable caddy bags

We provide free additional rolls of compostable bags for your silver kitchen caddy. Find out what you need to do or where you can pick additional bags up from.


0300 303 8884

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