Wheelie Bins Enquiry
If you live in the Brandwood or Harborne collection areas, please click on the blue button above to let us know if you need a larger or smaller wheelie bin, or require an assisted collection service.
Wheelie bins are coming to Birmingham homes over the next two years. The Council has committed to carry out a pilot in the Brandwood and Harborne wards. This will be fully evaluated, together with the results from the public consultation, before determining the timing and nature of a full roll-out programme across the City. Detail of this roll-out programme will not be determined until the Autumn and full details will be published as soon as the programme is confirmed.
There will be two bins for every household, for rubbish disposal and recycling – thanks to a successful council bid that secured almost £30 million from the Government for the scheme. This money will help the city secure weekly refuse collections.
82% of local authorities in the country already use wheelie bins.
Some of the benefits are :
- Prevents bin bags being torn and spilling contents onto the streets
- Will help improve recycling – as the new bins have more capacity.
- Wheelie Bins will help us reduce the cost of waste disposal
Green waste collections
In line with many other local authorities, the council will introduce a chargeable service from February 2014. This will be an optional service, and those wishing to take advantage will be provided with a 240-litre wheeled bin. The annual collection charge, to be paid in advance, will be £35. Those not wishing to take up the service will have the option of buying a composter, at cost, via the council’s website.
A citywide consultation on wheelie bins has already begun to find out residents’ views on how the proposed system can work for all Birmingham’s households.
If you haven’t already had your say, get involved. Fill in the survey online at:
Pilot Information for Brandwood and Harborne Wards
A number of Wheelie Bin Roadshows will be taking place over the next few weeks. The roadshows will be a chance to inform residents in pilot wards about new ways of collecting rubbish and recycling. It will also give residents the opportunity to see the wheelie bins and ask any questions.
Please see the below attachments for more information.
By now all properties that will be included in the Brandwood and Harborne ward pilots will have received either a green, or red card telling them whether or not their property is suitable to start receiving a wheelie bin collection.
Residents in Brandwood and Harborne wards who received green cards will get a final information card during week commencing the 20th May (Brandwood) and week commencing 10th June (Harborne), advising of the following:
- When the wheelie bins will be delivered
- The first day of collection for rubbish, garden waste and recycling
- Where your wheelie bin must be placed on collection day (with the exception of assisted collections)
*Please note: For the vast majority of Brandwood who received green cards there will be no change to the current collection day or collection pattern.
Residents in Brandwood and Harborne wards who received red cards will get a final information card during week commencing the 20th May (Brandwood) and week commencing 10th June (Harborne) advising of the following:
- the type of collection service they will be receving in future
- any changes to collection days for rubbish, garden waste and recycling
*Please note: There will be a number of collection day and pattern changes for red card properties.
Please see table below for important dates:
|Cards delivered advising of collection day/dates||w/c 20th May||w/c 10th June|
|Final collection before wheelie bin delivery||w/c 27th May||w/c 17th June (triple collection refuse, recycling and garden waste)|
|Wheelie bins delivered||w/c 27th May||w/c 17th June|
|Wheelie bin collections start||w/c 3rd June||w/c 24th June|