Missed bin collections

We are aware of an increase in the number of missed collections across the city. We want to reassure you that we are working hard to collect all outstanding collections as quickly as possible. Read more on reporting missed collections

Restrictions on fireworks

Shops that sell fireworks products must display a statutory retailer notice.

Download the statutory retailers fireworks notice

Retailers that sell fireworks all year round must have a storage licence and selling licence issued by West Midlands Fire Service. If you only sell fireworks during the periods below, you need a storage licence.

  • 15 October to 10 November
  • 26 December to 31 December
  • The first day of Chinese New Year and the 3 days before it
  • The first day of Diwali and the 3 days before it

You can apply for a storage licence online. To apply for a selling licence or other queries, contact West Midlands Fire Service using the contact details below.

Information about regulations, along with guidance around applying for a licence, is available on the Health and Safety Executive website.

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