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Bin sizes

Standard set of bins for households

The majority of homes in the High Peak have a set of three wheeled bins

  • one 240 litre brown bin for recycling mixed materials
  • one 240 litre green lidded bin for compostable food and garden plant waste
  • one 240 litre black bin for general rubbish

Bin capacity, sizes and colours

(width x depth x height in cm)

The 140 litre bin is 50 x 56 x 110 - available in brown, green or black
The 240 litre bin is 58 x 74 x 110 - available in brown, green or black
The 360 litre bin is 60 x 85 x 110 - available in brown, you need to apply for a larger black bin

    Different sizes

    Smaller (140 litre) bins are available in all colours for single occupiers, couples or small families.
    Larger (360litre) brown bins are available.

    You can apply to have a larger (360 litre) general rubbish bin if you 

    • have five or more people living permanently at your address
    • have two or more babies using disposable nappies
    • have a medical condition which produces additional rubbish

    If you apply for a larger rubbish bin on medical grounds you will have to provide proof of your medical condition e.g. a doctor or hospital letter with an explanation of your condition including a description of the additional waste produced. 

    If you are swapping your bin for a smaller or larger one please leave the old one accessible so we can remove it when we deliver the new one.

    Please make sure you order the correct container as we are unable to offer a refund once the bin is delivered.

    Alternative containers

    Properties assessed as unsuitable for wheeled bins use black sacks for rubbish, a hessian bag and a recycling box for recycling, compostable bags for garden plant waste and an outdoor caddy for food waste.

    There is no charge for the delivery of replacement boxes, caddies or recycling bags.

      Bins for commercial or business premises

      Waste collection is not included in business rates.  If you run a business from your home e.g. bed and breakfast or self catering holiday letting you must arrange a separate commercial collection for waste generated by your business.