We provide one black bin per household for non-recyclable 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 second black bin. 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 £44.70 a year. This is reduced to £22.35 if you receive certain benefits (see below). There is no charge 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 request an extra black bin

Download and save the application form to your device, complete it offline (edit the pdf), save the completed form and 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 

Extra waste

Medical waste

Non-infectious medical waste such as incontinence pads can be put into your black bin. We provide an extra black bin free of charge to help you manage your medical waste.

Clinical waste and sharps

If your healthcare worker, GP or nurse has told you that the medical waste you produce is infectious or potentially infectious it is classed as clinical waste. Clinical waste must not be put in the black bin, you will need to set up a separate collection. Find out how to arrange a clinical waste and sharps collection.

Disposable nappy collection service

We offer a free disposable nappy collection service to help families with children (under 5 years old) manage their black bin waste. Find out how to order your free nappy bags for this service.

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