Wheelie Bin Consultation
Wheelie bins will be introduced in Birmingham over the next two years.
Have your say on how the proposed system can work for all Birmingham households.
Fill in the survey on-line at www.opinionresearch.co.uk/birminghamwheeliebins
Black Refuse and Green Garden Bags
As a result of the council’s need to save £102million in the 2013/14 financial year, rolls of bags will no longer be provided from the end of March 2013. From that point, households will therefore need to purchase their own bags (available from most supermarkets and many other stores) to participate in the service.
Resident can place green garden waste in any colour sack. It is also recommended that the bags, as in previous years, should be left open when put out for collection, to aid their identification as green waste.
General domestic refuse
We collect refuse from domestic properties on the same day once a week. Collections happen every day, Monday to Friday, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day in which case collections will take place the following week. Most tower blocks and other multi-occupied homes are (if suitable) are provided with large containers. We empty these at least once a week, more frequently if necessary.
Most households in Birmingham now have a doorstep collection service.
- Paper and card from your blue box, every fortnight
Glass, bottles and jars, food and drinks cans and plastic bottles from your green box, every fortnight
Green sacks containing garden waste on alternate weeks to the above.
If you don’t currently have a doorstep collection of garden waste, we can collect up to two black bags of burnable garden waste (not soil or rubble) with your general domestic refuse.