Apply for a larger or additional bin

If you're struggling to reduce your household waste, and your bins are regularly full, you may be eligible for a larger or additional bin.

Recycling bin

Larger/additional household recycling bins are provided free of charge.

To help residents recycling as much as possible, we can issue larger/additional recycling bins regardless of the number of residents at the address.

Before applying, please check what can and can't be put into a recycling bin.

Refuse bin

Larger/additional household refuse (general rubbish) bins, if eligible, cost £45.50.

The size of refuse bin we can issue, is based upon the number of permanent, full-time occupants at the address.

Before applying, please check the information below to see if you are eligible. We can not provide a large/additional refuse bin if you do not meet the criteria.

Addresses in Babergh

  • 1 to 5 residents - 240 litre bin
  • 6 or more resident - 240 litre bin and 120L bin

Addresses in Mid Suffolk

  • 1 or 2 residents - 140 litre bin
  • 3 or 4 residents - 180 litre bin
  • 5 or 6 residents - 240 litre bin
  • 7 or more residents - based upon multiples of bin capacities available

Please note that we will only empty authorised Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council bins that we have issued to the address.

Apply for a larger or additional bin

Larger/additional bins will be clean and useable, but they may not be new.

If additional waste is produced due to a medical condition, for example incontinence, please see how we can assist with the collection of clinical and medical waste.

If larger or additional bins are required due to waste generated from any business or commercial activity, including holiday lets/cottages, please visit our business waste webpage.