Communal recycling in the city centre
Your communal recycling service
Working with local residents in 2011 we proposed a new recycling service to make it easier and more convenient for city centre households to recycle. Rather than a weekly or fortnightly recycling box collection residents could take their recycling to a nearby shared communal bin, little and often, whenever convenient.
Where are the communal recycling bins?
Where possible, we have tried to ensure that:
- the bins are next to the existing communal refuse bins so they avoid taking up parking spaces
- they are away from windows on residential properties
- there is sufficient access for pedestrians and collection vehicles
We have also made sure that they do not cause safety and other transport issues.
Step 2 - In the table below you can find the latest maps for your area.
New bin location maps
Original proposed bin locations
I've got some questions
How many properties are included in the area?
How often are the communal recycling bins be emptied?
This will depend on how full they get but will be a minimum of three times per week.
Why we did it
Recycling rates in the city centre were very poor and, while most residents had weekly collections, only a small percentage of people were actually recycling. Many of you couldn't store boxes in your property - as a result a high number of boxes are left out on the street all the time collecting litter and blocking access on the pavement.
Working with local residents and community groups, we proposed a new recycling service. Rather than a weekly or fortnightly recycling box collection residents could take their recycling to a nearby shared communal bin, little and often, whenever convenient.
Read the full consultation report (PDF 549KB)