For developers: order bins for new builds

Who is responsible for providing bins?

The organisation of bins is the responsibility of the developer or managing agent.

It is the responsibility of the developer or managing agent to make the council aware of when residents are moving into the property. This must be done no later than two weeks before the moving date.

When planning permission for a new build property is requested, the council will inform the developer or managing agent what the suitable number of bins to be provided is and that an appropriate storage area must be developed to accommodate these.

Please see the refuse and recycling guidance for advice on what specifications you need to adhere to.

Properties that do not have suitable bins may not be entitled to the council's refuse and recycling collection service.

Enforcement action may be taken under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and / or other relevant legislation.

We will not empty any bin or receptacle other than those we have preapproved. Please refer to the planning guidance for clarification.

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Bulk refuse and recycling bins can be hired from the Council, please email mcdu@walthamforest.gov.uk with details of your requirements. 

The council has a standard food waste housing unit and bin that will be provided to developers free of charge. Please refer to the planning guidance for clarification.

Wheeled bins must be purchased by the developer or managing agent. There are vast amounts of suppliers of wheeled plastic bins and developers may choose to use any of these, as long as they comply with the guidance set out.

               

Food and Garden Waste - Brown 140ltr or 240ltr
Recycling - Green 140ltr or 240ltr
Refuse - Black 140ltr