Report a missed bin

Please help us improve our service by numbering your bins.

If your bin has not been collected on your scheduled day you can report it as missed.

Missed bins must be reported within 48 hours of your collection day and after 5.00pm on the collection day itself (when the crews have completed their rounds).

Do NOT report a missed bin if:

  • You did not put your bin out before 6.30am on your scheduled collection day (see our guidance on putting your bins out)
  • Your bin contains incorrect materials or is too heavy (please see the sticker on your bin). You must remove any incorrect materials or heavy items from your bin for your next scheduled collection or we will not be able to empty it.

To report a missed bin login or register for MyAccount and select 'Bins and Recycling'.

What happens next?

Once you've submitted your missed bin request online, you will receive a confirmation email of your report.

You will need to put your bin out from the following Monday before 6:30am and we will return to collect it one of the days that week. 

Why your bin wasn't collected

There can be a number of reasons why your bin wasn't collected, including:

  • Contaminated bins
  • Blocked access
  • Vehicle breakdown
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Unforeseen circumstances.
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