We provide one black bin per household for general waste, which is emptied fortnightly.

One black bin is suitable for most households, given the wide range of items that can now be recycled from home.

If one black bin is not enough for your household, you can apply for a second. We will ask you to explain why you think need it.

Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and we may arrange a visit to confirm your needs.

If you application is approved, the second black bin will cost you £48.70 a year. This is reduced to £24.35 if you receive certain benefits.

There is no charge for an extra black bin if you need it because of a medical condition.

Payment can be made by credit/debit card or cheque. We do not accept cash payments.

We will need to review your circumstances every year to make sure that the service is still appropriate for your needs. Read the full terms and conditions of our extra black bin service.

How to apply

Download and complete the application form.

Email it to waste.management@southglos.gov.uk You can also print it out, complete it by hand and post it to the address shown on the form.

If you are unable to download and complete the form, we will post one to you. You can request this either:

Benefits that give you a discount

If you receive any of the following benefits you are entitled to a 50% discount:

  • Income Support 
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit 
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance 
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance  
  • Universal Credit and you are not working 

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