Bins for new properties

If you move into a newly built home, or a property that has been converted, you may need to order bins.

Before purchasing bins, we advise checking with the developer in case they have purchased bins for you. If they haven't then it's the homeowner’s responsibility to do so. 

Most homes have three standard sized 240 litre wheelie bins:

  • black bin for general waste
  • green bin for garden and food waste
  • blue bin and black inner caddy for recycling

There is a charge for providing wheelie bins to new properties:

  • one bin - £60
  • two bins - £100
  • three bins - (not applicable – green bin provided with registration)

Bins remain the property of Chesterfield Borough Council and must remain at the property where they have been issued to unless otherwise agreed with the council.

Ordering your bins

Contact our customer services team on 01246 345345. They will order your bins and take payment over the phone.

Our contractor aims to deliver your new bins within five working days.

If your property had wheelie bins before you won't be able to buy new ones - find out what to do if your bins are damaged or missing, or if you need extra bin space for a large household.

Information for developers

When designing new residential properties, developers must provide space and a convenient location for bins to be stored.

If our documents are not accessible to you, you can request a different format here.
Waste Collection And Recycling Storage PDF (PDF 272 KB)

Last updated on 08/04/2024